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Please scroll down for new SHOW LISTINGS – posted 5th February 2019
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 to arrive within 7 days to secure your booking. Please write the name of the show on the back of your cheque.
  • 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.
  • Standby List - if a show is sold out, it is always worth putting your name on the standby list, as cancellations mean that tickets frequently become available later on.
  • 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.
  • As of 1st April 2019 a new emissions tax for coaches travelling into Central London will come into force - an additional £200 per trip. This tax will be included in the price of London theatre tickets.
  • 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: 2.30pm THURSDAY, 30TH MAY 2019


Cost:   £45.00


Coach Departs: 11.00am


More information: Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet is a passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic love story.


Confined against their will by a society that seeks to divide, our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together.


This ballet is bursting with youth, vitality and Matthew Bourne’s trademark storytelling, the UK’s brightest young dance talent and new orchestrations of the Prokofiev score played live by the New Adventures Orchestra conducted by Brett Morris.


(Stalls seats only)




Now taking names for standby list


Show Title:       ALL MY SONS


Theatre:           THE OLD VIC, LONDON


Time & Date:     2.30pm WEDNESDAY, 1ST MAY 2019


Cost:                £42.50


Coach Departs:  9.30am


More information: Arthur Miller’s blistering drama, starring Hollywood A-listers Sally Field and Bill Pullman, with Jenna Coleman, in the historic Old Vic theatre. America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.


But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.


(Face Value tickets £65.00)



Now taking names for standby list

Show Title:         RIP IT UP
Time & Date:          2.00pm WEDNESDAY, 10
Cost:                       £52.00
Coach Departs:      9.00am

More information: One of the most energetic shows to ever hit the West End stage. The ultimate Strictly boy band of dance bring the ‘60s smashing into the 21st century, in an explosion of song, dance, acrobatics and amazing visuals. Witness the incredible dancing talents of Aston Merrygold (JLS) and Louis Smith (Olympian) – both Peterborough boys – along with Jay McGuiness (The Wanted) and Harry Judd (McFly), who also sing, drum and perform some amazing gymnastics. The boys are joined by an incredible cast of dancers, singers and musicians, to celebrate the iconic sounds, sights and events of the decade which transformed the 20th Century. Dance the night away with music from the legends who shook a generation including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, The Doors, The Mamas & The Papas, Dusty Springfield, Burt Bacharach, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, James Brown Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes and many more. With celebrity contributions on screen, footage from the era and a host of other visual delights, the show celebrates everything there is to love about the ‘60s.
(Face value tickets £65.00 – Stalls only)



Now taking names for standby list

Show Title:      AS YOU LIKE IT


Time & Date:        1.15PM THURSDAY, 1ST AUGUST 2019

Cost:                     £52.50

Coach Departs:    9.00 am

More information:  Don’t miss this opportunity to experience a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy in the iconic theatre in the Bard’s home town on the banks of the River Avon. There will be time after the performance to explore Stratford-upon-Avon or have a meal (return coach leaves Stratford at 6.30pm). Top price tickets at a great discounted rate.

Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves.

Deadline for booking is 20th December. Ring early to secure tickets for this sought-after venue

“All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players”



Now taking names for standby list


Theatre:                 ROYAL CONCERT HALL, NOTTINGHAM

Time & Date:         3.00pm SUNDAY, 3RD MARCH 2019

Cost:                      £45.00

Coach Departs:     11.00am

More information: Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag in their new, show-stopping dance production.

Anton and Erin present a world where ballroom meets musical theatre with stunning costumes and breath-taking choreography, set to iconic theatrical music from shows including ‘Phantom of the Opera’, ‘Mary Poppins’, ‘42nd Street’, ‘Wicked’, ‘Top Hat’, ‘Hairspray’ and ‘Jersey Boys’.

Joining Anton and Erin live on stage will be the London Concert Orchestra with conductor Richard Balcombe, a sensational West End dance ensemble and the brilliant star vocalist, Lance Ellington.



Organiser: David Baron
Telephone: 01733 235554

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