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We are really disappointed that our planned production for April – “Death By Paintbrush” has had to be rescheduled.  All being well we hope to perform it later in the year. All April tickets will still be valid for the later performance and anyone unable to attend will be entitled to a refund. Best wishes Last Updated -… Read More »

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Our next production “Death by Paintbrush” will be on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th April at Aughton Village Hall.  Curtain up at 7.30. The play is set in the 1920’s so please feel free to come dressed in the style of the time. Tickets will go on sale on Thursday 5th March.. We look forward to seeing you.… Read More »

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Here we are at the end of our dress rehearsal for “Christmas Pudding”.  We hope you came along and enjoyed the “live”performance. No time to let the grass grow – we are now in rehearsal for our next performance “Death By Paintbrush”, a whodunnit set in the 1920’s Looking forward to seeing you on 24th or 25th April… Read More »

A Message from the Membership Team

Advice from the Membership Team: Maintaining accurate records for all our members on the Beacon Membership System is vital in order to keep you all informed.  Please let us know if any of your personal details change e.g. address, telephone number, email address so we can keep the database up to date and ensure you receive your monthly… Read More »

A Taste of Christmas Pudding

Dates for your diaries – 29th and 30th November. Come along and “taste” our recipe for A Christmas Pudding. Don’t forget to bring your own drinks and glasses to celebrate the festive proceedings. We look forward to seeing you. If you wish you can pre book tickets by contacting Megan or Jackie on the numbers on the flyer… Read More »

Drama Group 12th and 13th April

Tickets for Saturday 13th April are now sold out but some tickets for Friday 12th are still available. Contact Jackie or Megan (227503 or 578207) or come to Horizons on Thursdays. Last Updated – Monday, March 4, 2019

Busy times for Drama Group

It’s been a busy time for our group recently. In October we had our Autumn Shows and in November we performed a medley of sketches, poems and songs at the Sunday Social. We are now rehearsing for our Spring Show – “Two Weddings and a Confereence” which will be at Aughton Village Hall as usual and a supper… Read More »

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In October at Aughton Village Hall we performed “Slim Chance” a one act play about a failing slimming club.  Anyone who has ever joined a slimming club would recognise some of the characters! This was followed by “Commemorate and Celebrate” when we paid tribute to the various historic events of 100 years ago and the period which followed.… Read More »

A Dramatic Opportunity

Do you have an interest or experience in stage/drama productions, theatrical lighting and sound systems? If so, the Drama Group would love to hear from you.  At our normal venue, Aughton Village Hall, a brand new lighting system has been installed which will open up new opportunities for our twice-yearly productions. If you are interested in becoming involved… Read More »

Drama Group

Thank you to everyone who came to see “A Fate Worse Than Death”.  We hope you enjoyed your evening. Here are a few reminders. Our next production will be on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th October at Aughton Village Hall and we look forward to seeing you then. Last Updated – Friday, August 24, 2018

Health & Safety

Health & Safety at Aughton & Ormskirk U3A The Management Committee requested that a Working Party be established to review the venues used by our U3A groups to ensure, as far as reasonably possible, the safety of U3A members. The Working Party, consisting of 5 experienced and committed U3A members, met to review existing policies and the consolidated… Read More »

Film debut for two Drama Group members

Last year the Drama Group were asked for volunteers to take part in a short film being made by Edge Hill University students.  The film, “Take Care” is now available to view on youtube and stars Jackie Roscoe and Maureen Bridge. Congratulations to both of them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3ZTnyV6ghE Last Updated – Sunday, February 25, 2018

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In January 2018 we were invited to entertain the Sunday Social Group with “Radio Aughton – Live (well almost)”, so thank you very much to Val Bullen and her team for inviting us. We had a great afternoon. Last Updated – Sunday, March 25, 2018

Drama Group Summer 2016

We had a great time at the Summer Social on 2nd July.  After a splendid afternoon tea we performed “On Parade” a sketch by one of our group, Ken Skimming. Last Updated – Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Drama group joins the choir

We were delighted to be invited by the U3A choir to perform at their “Summer Serenade” on 11th June at Aughton Village Hall. We presented 2 sketches by Kerry Rooney – “Lost at Sea” and “Everything in Moderation” and a monologue written by Steve Morris, Northern Bye Bye Blues”. The audience were very appreciative and we all enjoyed… Read More »

Some previous productions

As a change from our usual format we presented a Murder Mystery Night at Aughton Village Hall in November 2014.  Thank you to everyone supporting this event. Here is a photo of the cast in rehearsal. Did you spot the murderer? Our show on 27th and 28th June 2014 at Aughton Village Hall – “In the Mood” and… Read More »

Acting Up

Last year five of our members attended the first session of a pilot scheme called “Acting Up”.  This was run by Kaleidoscope, a Northern Ireland professional theatre company and was held at the Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester.  Representatives of several other U3A Drama or Play Reading groups from the North West region also attended. Last Updated – Thursday,… Read More »

A review of “The Persephone Affair”

It was ‘all aboard’ the S S Persephone when the Drama Group presented ‘The Persephone Affair’ – a murder mystery – in Aughton Village Hall, which was attended on Saturday evening by the play’s author Kevin Green. The Hall was transformed for the evening into the liner’s first class lounge thus ensuring that the audience felt part of… Read More »