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What we do: the club books seats and arranges coach transport for members and guests to attend plays and concerts, starting from Kingsbridge in Devon. The planned events are listed in programmes issued about four times a year. The venues are mainly in Plymouth, Torbay and Exeter but we occasionally travel much further afield. See more at About Us.
Club Deadlines Coming Up Soon Shows in December / January
  • RSC's 'Macbeth' Dec 11
  • BSO's 'Triumph & Passion' Dec 18
  • BSO's 'Elgar's Cello Eulogy' Jan 18
  • BRB's 'Sleeping Beauty' Jan 22
  • WNO's 'Tosca' Jan 22
Fri 26 Jan BSO's 'Triumph & Passion' at the Great Hall, Exeter

Book with Lorraine Buckley (address on the Booking Form).
Download a booking form if you need one from the Programme page

NEWSLETTER 5, November 2017  (posted 28 October 2017)
Dear SHTCC Member/s,

Is it Classical Music or Shakespeare that takes your fancy? Opera? Ballet? Musical? Or a Play? Take your pick from the new club programme - we’ve got it all!

We have two opportunities to see two of Shakespeare’s greatest plays: Hamlet & Macbeth – both performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company. In one case, Hamlet, it’s right on our doorstep in Plymouth and the other, at the RSC’s home in Stratford upon Avon. If you’re a Shakespeare fan you can’t miss the opportunity to support them by booking their tour when it comes to Plymouth early next year.

This time of year ushers in a new season of top class classical music performed by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. We have 3 concerts in this club programme, two being performed at the Great Hall, Exeter and one at the Guildhall, Plymouth. I get the BSO to jump through hoops to reserve us the seats we want - please support these concerts….tell your friends and book.

If this doesn’t tick any boxes how about Birmingham Royal Ballet’s‘SleepingBeauty if you love ballet?

If depictions of torture, murder and suicide, as well as listening to some of Puccini's best-known lyrical arias appeal then Welsh National Opera performing ‘Tosca’ at the TRP will be right up your street.

Headlong/National Theatre collaboration’s production of ‘This House’ will also be performed at the Lyric Theatre, TRP. ‘This House’ gives us a timely and often amusing insight into the workingsofBritishpolitics.

You will notice that I have listened to those of you who have asked for more matinees. These tend to be cheaper and on Thursdays. Lets see how it goes. Some of you may have spotted that we have two events on the same day: Thursday 15 March. One is a BSO Concert in Exeter and the other is the ‘Sunset Boulevard’ matinee in Plymouth (from our last Club Programme). It’s an unfortunate clash but every now and again these things happen!

Lorraine and I try to help offer tickets to other members at the last minute if they have a genuine issue with getting to the show. This obviously only works using email. I try to only use email for this purpose and for reminders about club deadlines and relevant club /local theatre news. If you don’t get these emails we don’t have your email address so please let meknow if you wish to remedy this.

Finally, on a sad note, I have to report that Peter Mills passed away recently. Peter, along with his late wife June, ran the club for something like 8 years and helped provide a lot of pleasure to the membership of the club at the time. Condolences were sent by the club.

Best wishes,
Nick Alen, Chairman

P.S. Also enclosed in this posting by clicking HERE you will find information on the proposed trip to the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon, to see Christopher Eccleston and Niamh Cusack in ‘Macbeth’. We have reserved some excellent seats and we plan to go in early September next year. However, as always with the RSC we don’t have long to finalise our booking.

Best wishes,

Nick Alen


For more information on the club click the appropriate link under the title above
Coming Soon shows booked but not yet on sale by the club:
  25 April 2018 BSO's ‘Notes of Nostalgia’ concert

31 May
'Love from a Stranger'

21 June
'Titanic - The Musical'

3 October
'The Comedy about a Bank Robbery'

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