Theatre Visits




The group aims to visit a show each month. We meet twice a month: once to visit our chosen show and once for a group meeting (see venue below) to choose a show, discuss previous outings, pay for and distribute tickets and make transport arrangements. We meet at 2PM on the second Friday of each month at Leyland Methodist Church Hall, Turpin Green Lane, Leyland, PR25 3HA  (in the downstairs coffee bar.)

Tea and coffee are included in the £1 meeting fee. There is plenty of free parking on the church car park.

We also operate a buddy system. A member with internet access is buddied up with one without. They telephone to keep them up to date and print information for them if needed.

Pam Carroll  & Christine Hoey 
(Group Coordinators)

Future trips

If you wish to reserve a ticket for any of our future trips, email Pam Carroll [HERE]


Pam Carroll – Email me [HERE]
Christine Hoey – Email me [HERE]

Meeting Venue

Leyland Methodist Church Hall
Turpin Green Lane,
PR25 3HA

( In the downstairs coffee bar )

The group is meets Second Friday of each month from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

(Go the CALENDAR  TAB and use “Ctrl f” enter Theatre to show the next meetings)


Payments can be made at our theatre group meetings or at the monthly meeting at Fox Lane.  Payment by cheque is preferred, with separate cheques for each show you wish to attend. Please make cheques payable to Leyland U3A and write the name of the show on the back of the cheque. Thank you.

Choice of plays

Christine regularly compiles a comprehensive list of productions for the next few months at theatres within a 30 mile radius of Leyland, which members may find useful. Check out the link here >> U3A THEATRE LISTING

Theatre Reviews

Click HERE to read the reviews of our past theatre visits

Future trips

If you wish to reserve a ticket for any of our future trips or if you want to be put on the reserve list for any of our sold-out shows, email Pam Carroll  [HERE]

Future Events

Saturday 3rd February 2018, 2.00 PM

Jane Eyrebased on the novel by Charlotte Bronte, adapted by Lorna French

Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft, Bolton. BL1 1SB


Photo credit: Jonathan Keenan

** Tickets available – £16 **




“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”

Penniless and alone, Jane emerges from a bleak childhood to make her way in life as a governess. At Thornfield Hall she falls in love with her mysterious employer Mr Rochester. However, he is hiding a terrible secret that could ruin everything.

Jane’s indomitable spirit, sharp wit and great courage drive her to fight for her independence and to follow her heart whatever the obstacles. This new stage adaptation is a passionate and dramatic retelling of Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece. 

Director Elizabeth Newman says: “Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre is a beautiful story about tenderness, honesty and strength of spirit, and we are all delighted to be bringing a new adaptation of this classic to life here in Bolton.

– Octagon Theatre

 Saturday 3rd March 2018, 2.00 PM

Hard Times – novel by Charles Dickens, adapted by Debbie McAndrew

Duke’s Playhouse, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE


** Tickets available – £15.50 **

Please book and pay for tickets as soon as possible

The Northern Powerhouse, 1854. Imagine a world where imagination is forbidden. Coketown is such a place. Thomas Gradgrind will not permit fanciful thoughts in his school or his home. But what effect will this policy have on his own children, Tom and Louisa? How can he protect them from corrupting influences – especially when the circus comes to town?

Conrad Nelson directs Deborah McAndrew’s witty adaptation of Charles Dickens’ great Northern novel to bring you a joyful juggling and tumbling through this touching and often hilarious tale of repression and longing.

Northern Broadsides present a faithful adaptation of Hard Times, a great Northern novel alive with wonderful effervescent humanity, rich in humour and misfortune, skilfully re-imagined for the stage.

– Duke’s Playhouse

Saturday 7 April 2018, 2.00pm

East is East – Ayub Khan Din

Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft, Bolton. BL1 1SB


** Tickets available – £16.00 **

Please book and pay for tickets as soon as possible

Directed by Ben Occhipinti

For the seven kids of George Khan – proud Pakistani and chip shop owner – life is one long compromise.

Tomboy Meenah prefers playing footie to wearing a sari, hippy Saleem pretends to be studying engineering when he’s really at art school, heart-throb Tariq has got a reputation as a local Casanova, and Sajid hasn’t even been circumcised yet! For George, life is an uphill battle to get his family to conform to traditional Pakistani values. When the Khan kids begin to oppose their father, their English mother is forced to make a choice between her love for her husband and the right of her children to make their own ways in the world.

Ayub Khan Din’s comedy about clashing cultures and family drama has won multiple awards, become a BAFTA winning film and is now being brought to life back in Bolton in a hilarious new production.

– Octagon Theatre

Wednesday 9th May 2018  –  5.50 PM for Meal  –  7.30 PM for Show

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Book Rachel Sheinkin  Music William Finn

Foxholes Restaurant and Amanda Roocroft Theatre, Runshaw College, Leyland


** Tickets available – £15 for 3 course meal and play. **

** SOLD OUT **

Please email Pam if you wish to be added to the waiting list 

An eclectic group of sixth-graders arrives at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. Sweet and shy Olive brings only her best friend (the dictionary) with her to the bee; bold and hyperallergic speller William Barfee uses his “magic foot” to propel him to greatness; former champion Chip is struggling with his burgeoning puberty; easily distracted Leaf is unconvinced that he’s smart enough to be a challenger; overachiever Marcy is disappointed by her consistent success; and politically aware Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre only wants to impress her gay dads. In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals his/her hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition. With an engaging, tuneful score by William Finn and a sweet, funny book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee causes audiences to fall in love, both with the show itself and its “perspicacious,” “jocular,” and “effervescent” spellers.

– Amanda Roocroft Theatre

** Note:- If you are still interested in any of these visits, email Pam [HERE] and she can put you on a waiting list in case someone gives back word.


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