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

Wednesday 9th May 2018  –  5.50 PM 

Summer Holiday

Stage Adaptation Michael Gyngell & Mark Haddigan

Important–  Performance begins at Bolton Interchange from where we will be transported by bus to the Octagon. You will need to make your way from wherever you park in Bolton to Bolton Interchange (bus/rail interchange) for about 1.45pm and look out for Octagon staff guides.


 A production of tremendous generosity … Barbara Hockaday and Greg Last in Summer Holiday at the Octagon, Bolton. Photograph: Richard Lakos

Let the good times roll as Cliff Richard’s classic musical Summer Holiday comes to life in Bolton.

During a miserable wet British summer, Don arrives with a borrowed double-decker bus ready to take his friends on a journey to sunny Athens. Join us on a journey as we tell the story of Don and his friends as they embark on their summer adventure. We begin in Bolton’s new interchange before we take you on a musical bus journey to the beautifully renovated Albert Halls to see the conclusion of their funfilled summer escapade across Europe.

Featuring songs such as The Young Ones, Living Doll and of course the title track Summer Holiday, performed live by a cast of ten actor musicians.

Come and enjoy great music and good times in this fantastic musical performed like you’ve never seen before!

** SOLD OUT **

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

Tuesday 24 July 2018  –  7.15 PM 

Performance starts 7.15pm. The Duke’s recommend parking by 6.30pm

The Three Musketeers – Hattie Naylor

Duke’s Playhouse production at Williamson Park, Lancaster


Country bumpkin D’Artagnan comes to the big city with a big dream: to become a Musketeer. But when he accidentally becomes embroiled in the sinister schemes of Cardinal Richelieu, it doesn’t seem likely he’ll survive long enough. Especially as this would-be Musketeer is hiding a huge secret: “he” is really a “she”!

Take a swashbuckling adventure through Lancaster’s beautiful Williamson Park this summer, as D’Artagnan teams up with the legendary Three Musketeers, Porthos, Athos and Aramis, in a death-defying quest to save the life of a loving Queen.

Inventive stagecraft, witty dialogue and energetic swordplay will bring Alexandre Dumas’ classic novel to life in a brand-new adaptation with a thoroughly modern twist.

Thrill as D’Artagnan takes on three duels at once! Gasp as Milady weaves her evil intrigues! Cheer as the Musketeers save the day at the last possible moment (we hope!)

Important – this is an outdoor promenade performance – please click the link >> HERE, scroll down the page and Click On the Essential Information and Terms and Conditions tabs for more information

Leyland U3A has six portable folding chairs, plus Evelyn Berry has kindly offered to loan two more if required for The Three Musketeers.

Directions to Williamson Park, Lancaster

From the South: Use M6 junction 33. Follow the brown heritage signs marked Ashton Memorial or Butterfly House which take you to Williamson Park.

For Satnav: LA1 3DZ – this will take you to the Wyresdale Road Car Park

** SOLD OUT **

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

Tuesday 4 September at 7.30 PM

Last Tango in Whitby – Mike Harding

Chorley Little Theatre.


A funny and poignant play from Mike Harding, whose last two shows have sold out here. On the annual pensioner’s coach trip to Whitby, things are stirring. The recently-widowed Pat discovers a hidden attraction to hotel entertainer Phil, who is trapped in a moribund marriage to Edna. But things are never easy and there are plenty of comic moments as the group of 12 experience their week on the Yorkshire coast. Full of pathos and playfulness, this is Harding at his best.

** SOLD OUT **

Please contact Pam ASAP if interested, as she is trying to get more tickets in response to demand.

Wednesday 17 October 2018 at 7.30 PM

For the Love of the Game – Terry Wynn

Chorley Little Theatre


The premier of this play based on true life events as depicted in the book by David Hinchcliffe. Set in the world of rugby and covering a period from 1980 to 1995, it is a story about class and discrimination and how people can fight for what they love, and ultimately win changes that benefit everyone. Set in Wigan, the Houses of Parliament and a rugby dressing room, this powerful and uplifting play, laced with Northern wit, is an inspirational story for everyone.

** Tickets available £7 **

Please book and pay for tickets as soon as possible

Wednesday 24 October at 2pm

And Did Those Feet –  Les Smith and Martin Thomasson

Bolton Octagon Production – Lion of Vienna Suite – Macron Stadium


FA Cup Final 1923 Bolton Wanderers V West Ham United. Bolton Wanderers have only made it to the final twice in their 48-year history and lost both matches. It’s the first final to be held in the new Wembley stadium and with Joe Smith and David Jack scoring goals galore – could this be the year for the Wanderers?  Wedding plans, a footballer lost in the war and the myth of the man who walks from Bolton all the way to Wembley. Follow how a group of Boltonians find their lives transformed by eleven men in white shirts on an unstoppable march to Wembley. And Did Those Feet won the hearts of audiences and critics alike when it was first performed to sell out houses in 2007 and it now returns at the home of the Wanderers – the Macron Stadium.

** Tickets available £14 **

Please book and pay for tickets as soon as possible

Sunday 9 December 2018 at 1.00 PM

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz 
adapted from the novel by Frank L Baum

Bolton Octagon Production
at the Premier Suite, Macron Stadium, Middlebrook, BL6 6SF


 Follow the yellow brick road to the Macron Stadium this Christmas to experience the magical story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Lost in an unfamiliar land, inhabited by munchkins, flying monkeys and witches, Dorothy and her faithful dog Toto, need to find their way back home to Bolton. Heading for the Emerald City, with the help of her new friends; Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and the cowardly Lion, Dorothy sets out along the yellow brick road to find the Great Oz – a Wizard with the power to make all of their dreams come true. As our building will be closing this summer for our exciting redevelopment project we are thrilled to be presenting our festive show this year at the Macron Stadium and after box office and critical success in 2011 we can’t wait to see this iconic story return to Bolton once again.

** Tickets available £15**

Please book and pay for tickets as soon as possible

Thursday 31 January 2019 at 2.00 PM

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – Jim Cartwright

Bolton Octagon Production at Albert Halls, Victoria Square, Bolton


Little Voice has got stars in her eyes. In fear that her mother, Mari, might blow a fuse, Little Voice escapes in her attic room through her father’s old vinyl collection – she loves the great divas: Bassey, Garland, Piaf, Springfield, Holliday. When the records stop playing the music miraculously continues, as LV produces stunning impersonations of all of her favourite stars. When Mari’s new boyfriend hears her sing, he sees LV as his ticket to fame and fortune. Will LV face the music or set about finding her own voice? This electrifying drama is performed by a company of multi-talented actor musicians. Get ready for a stunning collection of hits including Big Spender, Over the Rainbow and Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien.

** Tickets available £14 **

Please book and pay for tickets as soon as possible

Saturday 8 June 2019 at 2.00 PM

The Importance of Being Earnest –  Oscar Wilde


Bolton Octagon Production at Albert Halls, Victoria Square, Bolton


Mistaken identity, scandal, romance and a handbag! Oscar Wilde’s sensational and lavish tale of witty comedy is brought to life at Bolton’s Albert Halls. Bachelors and best friends Jack and Algernon create alter egos to escape their tiresome lives. However, when they both fall in love and attempt to win the hearts of two women the pair become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise and misadventure. A Victorian satire on social obligations, The Importance of Being Earnest is heralded as one of the funniest plays ever written and has delighted audiences for over 100 years.

** Tickets available Price to be confirmed **

Please book and pay for tickets as soon as possible

** 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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