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Site designed & created by Burton Joyce U3A.

© 2013 -2017 Burton Joyce & District U3A  All rights reserved.

U.K. Registered Charity No. 1157213

Group  Co-ordinator

(C) Christine Smith

Venue:


Burton Joyce & Bulcote Village Hall

Meeting Dates

 & Times:

1st Friday in the month

10:30am

Additional Charges:

Village Hall rental and theatre tickets, plus any transport costs to venues.

Description: This is a group with a common interest and love of all things theatrical.


We organize trips to the theatre, discuss plays and sometimes read extracts. we also provide reviews for the BJU3A Newsline.

We usually stick to plays performed in the local area but also travel further afield as a group e.g. RSC at Stratford and Tolethorpe Hall open air theatre at Stamford.


We also support our own Burton Joyce players.



AMATEUR DRAMATICS IN THE BURTON JOYCE & DISTRICT U3A AREA

There are several amateur dramatic groups in the areas from which our

U3A draws its members, and we have listed some of them below, with links

to their web sites:

Burton Joyce Players

&

Woodborough Players

(for details see the Woodborough Village web site

http://www.woodboroughweb.co.uk/)


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Group  Co-ordinator

Brenda Chapman  0115 965 2489

Venue:


Theatres in and around Nottingham

Meeting Dates

 & Times:

The wheatsheaf 11am on Wednesdays after the play, to both review and select next venue

Additional Charges:

Varies according to the performance

Description: This sociable group organise trips to the playhouse, and local theatres along with other venues that we fancy going to.  Each member takes an active part choosing venues, to give a variety of performances.


2017-2018

We have had 2 outings so far, both to the lovely intimate Lace Market Theatre. The first was to see “The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd” by D H Lawrence and the second was “The Haunting”based on several ghost stories by Charles Dickens. Quite different plays which would be challenging for any theatre group never mind an amateur one. However both were enjoyable in diverse ways. The Lawrence play showed the traumas faced by the mining community on a regular basis and retold the familiar tale of a strong woman in an unhappy and unequal marriage which is depicted in other stories and plays by him.


“The Haunting” was exceptionally well acted and had echoes of The Woman in Black ghost story. The audience was transported to an isolated house on the moors where there were rumours of ghostly happenings and it wasn’t long before we were jumping out of our seats. The staging and sound effects were both effective and believable and we were all quite pleased that it was still light when we left the matinee performance.


We are planning to see “Our Country’s Good” and “The House” during the next couple of months.


Do join our group if you are interested, New members are always welcome.

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