Trips

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Forthcoming Trips 2020

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Well, here we are in the weirdest time for the country and the world, with a total stop to normal life due to the coronavirus. We hope all of you are keeping safe and well.

So, live theatre has had to come to a halt, with all theatres closing and, this is a first, as they even continued during the world wars.

This has sadly resulted in all of our activities, at least until the end of May, being either cancelled or postponed. 

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Saturday 11 July: Stratford

1.15pm matinee The Comedy of Errors

8.30am  Depart from Bristol Hotel

12pm  Arrival. Free time for sightseeing/lunch.

1.15pm  Matinée performance 5.30/6pm Depart 

Ticket includes theatre, coach travel and driver’s gratuity:

Members £80, Non-Members £85 

How do any of us really know who we are? A man arrives in a strange town only to find that everyone knows his name, but thinks he’s someone else. A woman wonders why her husband is not the man he was, but starts to rather like it. Confusion mounts as everyone uncouples from themselves. Will they ever find themselves again? And do they really want to? 

Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, a fairy tale farce of everyday miracles, mistaken identity and double vision, is directed by comedy master Phillip Breen (The Provoked Wife, 2019

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Saturday 19 September: Cheltenham Everyman

2pm Matinee The Dresser

9am  Depart from Bristol Hotel,

11.30am  Arrival. Free time for   sightseeing/lunch.

2pm Matinée performance   5.30/6pm  Depart 

Ticket includes theatre, coach travel and driver’s gratuity:

Members £52, Non-Members £57

By Ronald Harwood. Presented by The Everyman Theatre Company and Theatre Royal Bath Productions. 

Inspired by memories of working as Donald Wolfit's dresser as young man, Ronald Harwood's evocative, affectionate and hilarious portrait of backstage life is one of the most acclaimed dramas of modern theatre. It is 1942 and in a war-torn provincial theatre an aging actor manager, known to his loyal acting company as 'Sir', is struggling to cling on to his sanity and complete his two hundred and twenty seventh performance of King Lear. It is down to Norman, Sir's devoted dresser, to ensure that in spite of everything the show goes on. For sixteen years Norman has been there to fix Sir's wig, massage his ego, remind him of his opening lines and provide the sound effects in the storm scene. 

Norman will be played by one of the UK's most unique and best loved entertainers, Julian Clary.

Playing 'Sir' will be Matthew Kelly, winner of an Olivier Award for Of Mice and Men