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N.B.  Due to ongoing problems with Group Leader Security logons updates to the Theatre Group pages with new shows is being done from central PU3A admin. 
This will mean that for the foreseeable future new shows may not appear at exactly 4pm on Tuesdays as per normal.
We would advise taking a look from Monday to Wednesday to give the best chance to spot new shows as they are posted and give the best chance to secure early tickets.
Sorry for any inconvenience
Please scroll down for new SHOW LISTINGS – posted 16 October 2019
After many years of successfully leading the Theatre Group Graham and Dorothy Woods are handing over to a new Theatre Group committee from the end of 2018.
  • For any queries on shows up to and including December 2018 please still contact Graham (details directly below).
  • The Group Leader for shows from January 2019 onwards is David Baron (details at bottom of page)
Shows already booked up until 31st December 2018 are advertised on Graham and Dorothy's web site -  Dorothy and Graham's contact details are 01733 234892, email
From 2019 onwards the new Theatre Group are aiming to have around 12 trips per year to various theatres, visiting London, Milton Keynes, Nottingham etc. for the more popular musical shows and plays, as well as opera and ballet. 

Will all members please note the following:
  • In order to reserve tickets, you will need to TELEPHONE Margaret Gaunt on 01733 235638 to check availability. You should speak to Margaret in person – please DO NOT leave a message.
    After speaking to Margaret, cheques, made payable to Peterborough U3A, should be sent to Margaret Gaunt at 25 Sunningdale, Orton Waterville, Peterborough PE2 5UB within 7 days to secure your booking.

  • Bookings for shows are limited to 2 tickets per phone call.
  • When a new show is available for booking, this page will be updated. The update will go live on Tuesday afternoons at about 4.00pm.
  • The ticket price covers both the theatre ticket cost and the coach cost for return travel  where appropriate.
  • Unless advised otherwise by email, the coach will depart from (and return to) Thorpe  Meadows.
  • If parking at Thorpe Meadows, PLEASE use the public car park and NOT the hotel car park. There is now a charge (currently £2.50 for all day) for the public car park.
  • Please note that it is very important that you advise Margaret Gaunt of any changes to your email address, or if your membership of Peterborough U3A lapses. Only Peterborough U3A members can be members of this Theatre Group.
  • For administration purposes only, (NOT to reserve show tickets), Margaret Gaunt can be contacted by email at




Time & Date: 3.00pm SATURDAY, 30TH MARCH 2019

Cost: £60.00

Coach Departs: 10.00am

More information: This visually stunning production transports you to a dream world where you’ll meet colourful characters, combined with a witty story and Mozart’s sublime music, including the magnificent Queen of the Night aria.

The mysterious Queen of the Night coaxes Tamino to rescue her beautiful daughter Pamina from the grip of the evil enchanter Sarastro. With a magic flute and a set of magic bells for protection he sets off on his journey aided by Papageno, the bird-catcher. But as they overcome a series of challenges, it becomes apparent that all is not what it seems – will they complete their quest and find true love?

Welsh National Opera’s irresistible production (sung in English, not Welsh!) is performed at Milton Keynes Theatre in a matinee performance (rare for opera). Come and listen to some of the finest young singers of their generation.

For further information, and to book tickets, please telephone Tony Edwards on 01733 347270. (Cheques, made payable to Peterborough U3A, to be sent to Margaret Gaunt within 7 days of booking – details at the top of the page. Please write “Magic Flute” on the back of the cheque).


Now taking names for standby list
Time/Date:      2.30pm WEDNESDAY, 30TH JANUARY 2019
Cost: £45.00
Coach Departs: 9.30am

More information: Nominated for 5 Olivier Awards and inspired by a true story, this is a new hit musical – funny, fabulous and feel-good.
Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. He doesn’t quite
fit in. He is terrified about the future. Jamie is going to be a sensation.
Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie
overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies, and steps out of the darkness and into
the spotlight.

These are top price tickets (£65 face value).



Organiser: David Baron
Telephone: 01733 235554

Organiser: Graham Woods
Telephone: 01733 234892

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