Our 2018 Production
Our next production will be an adaptation by John Hardiker of Tony Crimlisk’s highly acclaimed “Up for It”.
At the Civic Hall on the 3rd, 4th and 5th May 2018. commencing 7.30 p.m.
£7 for U3A members and £8 for others.
This is a great musical comedy first shown in 2011 and follows the true story of a group of pensioners who travel to London to join in a rally in Trafalgar Square. They intended to strip off to protest against pension cuts (sounds familiar). For more information search the Internet for ” Naked Pensioner Protest”.
Our 2017 Production
“We Got Life ” directed by our very own Gill O’Flaherty at the Civic Hall – May 4th, 5th 2017. Gill’s synopsis for her show is as follows:-
We Got Life is a generic story located internationally, told in song and dance. Beginnings, hope, reality, oppression, despair, dreams, inspiration, protest, revolution, escape, happiness, fulfillment and renewal. We hope that will reflect history as well as present day, expressing our lives, struggles and diversity and yet have the audience experience the sensation of that space between a tear and a smile with some well loved songs that have already touched our lives and a few ones to intrigue.
A Review from Katie and Shaun Geldart of the Pleasure Folk
We really had no idea what to expect when we went to see “We Got Life”, perhaps not one for the children we thought. We took them anyway and I’m glad we did.The show turned out to be a portrayal of the circle of life from infant beginnings to a joyous celebration of a varied life well lived in a glorious and uplifting finale. A wonderful array of costumes and use of on screen images made the show interesting visually and well delivered, though provoking narration guided the audience through the story of life. Well chosen songs were performed beautifully and well placed with emotive lyrics that brought tears to our eyes at certain moments.All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The choreography, costumes, music and narration brought together a wonderful life affirming story. Well done to all involved.