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 18th October 2017, 8.00 PM

Under the Market Roof – Becky Prestwich

Chorley Market Market Place, (off Cleveland Street), Chorley PR7 1BH


** Tickets available – £10 **

If you would like to come along on please email Pam [HERE] as soon as possible to reserve tickets. You can pay on the night.

A funny and thought-provoking new play inspired by and performed on Chorley market. Please note that the area will be sheltered with seating and tables, with blankets available to keep you warm on a northern October night. Food and drink will be available from some of the market cabins (The Bob Inn, Classy Sandwiches and Bees Kitchen) for an hour before the show

Old Len turned up on Chorley Market as a lad with nothing but a couple of suitcases of stock and he’s been there ever since. But Len hasn’t seemed himself lately. His granddaughter Lisa starts to wonder if the ‘L. Shaw’ sign above the cabin could one day be ‘L’ for Lisa. She loves the market and the people at the heart of it, but is her Mum right when she says there’s no future in the market?

Wednesday 22nd November 2017, 5.30 PM

For Love or Money – Blake Morrison

Playhouse Theatre, Williamson Square, Liverpool L1 1EL


* Tickets available – £27 inc. return travel to Liverpool *
** SOLD OUT **

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

A Daft Comedy about Greed

In a small town in Yorkshire, a beautiful widow is being wooed by two suitors. Fresh from the City and with endless money to dispose of, the older one showers her with gifts – which the younger (handsome, impecunious, an inveterate gambler) wants to put to better use.

A love triangle, then; a tale of rivalry and avarice.

But money’s a slippery commodity and all is not quite as it seems. Throw in a bailiff, a drunkard, a vamp, a second-hand clothes dealer and two upwardly mobile servants, and the complications multiply.

Adapted from Alain-Rene Lesage’s savage eighteenth-century comedy Turcaret, Blake Morrison’s For Love or Money is a story of monstrous wealth and whopping lies.

– A Northern Broadsides production

Thursday 7th December 2017, 2.15 PM

A Christmas Carol – CHARLES DICKENS

Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft, Bolton. BL1 1SB


** Tickets available – £13 **

Please book and pay for tickets as soon as possible

Charles Dickens’ cherished festive tale is brought to life in this enchanting stage adaptation full of joy, song, and magic!

It is Christmas Eve 1843 and the streets are full of snow and the delight of children and everyone is excited for the day to come. That is except for miserable, miserly Ebeneezer Scrooge… who says “Bah Humbug!” to the festive season. However that evening everything is about to change…visited by the ghost of his old business partner Jacob Marley, Scrooge is taken on a mysterious journey of redemption through Christmases past, present and future.

Featuring a host of classic Christmas carols this heartwarming and uplifting story is the perfect festive treat.

– Octagon Theatre

Wednesday 29th January 2018, – 5.50 PM for Meal  –  7.30 PM for Show

Our Teacher’s a Troll – by Dennis Kelly

Foxholes Restaurant and Amanda Roocroft Theatre, Runshaw College, Leyland


Picture credit: Paines Plough

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

** SOLD OUT **

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

Two terrible twins with a talent for turmoil rule their school with terror and tyranny – until the arrival of a new head teacher with green scaly skin, sharp gnarly fangs, and a long spiky tail…

Can the twins save the school from the child-eating Troll? Can they get Brussels sprouts in peanut butter taken off the menu? And most importantly, can naughtiness prevail?

Be outrageously entertained in this colourfully comic show from the writer of award-winning West End hit MATILDA THE MUSICAL.

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

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.

** 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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