May Theatregoers – Out Of Order

Theatregoers Group
Wednesday 10th May 2017

Out Of Order

Malvern Theatre, 2.30pm
(Depart from Nailsworth at 12.30pm)

£40 – Book and pay by 20th February 2017

When a Government Junior Minister plans to spend the evening with one of the Opposition’s typists in the Westminster Hotel, things go disastrously wrong – beginning with the discovery of a body trapped in the hotel’s only unreliable sash window. Desperately trying to get out of an extremely sticky situation, things quickly go from bad to worse.

This stellar company includes Arthur Bostrom, best known for his iconic role as ‘Officer Crabtree’ in classic sitcom ‘Allo ‘Allo, as the ‘Hotel Manager’, alongside Shaun Williamson (EastEnders, Extras) as ‘George Pigden’; Sue Holderness (Only Fools & Horses, Green Green Grass) as ‘Mrs Willey’; Andrew Hall (Butterflies, Coronation Street) as ‘Richard Willey’; Susie Amy (Footballers’ Wives) as ‘Jane Worthington’; James Holmes (Miranda) as the ‘Waiter’; Elizabeth Elvin as ‘Nurse Foster’; Jules Brown as ‘Ronnie Worthington’, and David Warwick as ‘The Body’. Completing the cast are Raphael Bar, Simon Murray, and Kate Sawyer.

Recognised as ‘the master of farce’ (The Telegraph), Ray Cooney’s credits also include Run For Your Wife, Funny Money and Move Over Mrs Markham.

March Theatregoers – Nell Gwynn

Theatregoers Group
Wednesday 15th March 2017

Nell Gwynn

Malvern Theatre, 2.30pm
(Depart from Nailsworth at 12.30pm)

£38 – Book and pay by 26th January 2017

Winner of the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Jessica Swale’s blissfully funny Nell Gywnn embarks on its first ever UK tour, direct from critically acclaimed, sell out runs in the West End and at the Globe Theatre.

1660 Drury Lane. Charles II has cast off London’s drab, puritanical past with a love of all things loud, French and sexy. A young Nell Gwynn is selling oranges for sixpence in London’s burgeoning West End theatre scene. Little does she know who is in the audience one fateful night.

Jessica Swale’s warm hearted, bawdy comedy tells the story of an unlikely heroine, who went from lowly orange seller to win the adoration of the public and the heart of the King. Starring Oliver Award nominated actress Laura Pitt Pulford, Nell Gwynn is brought to the stage by English Touring Theatre.

February Theatregoers – A Passionate Woman

Theatregoers Group

Saturday 25th February 2017

A Passionate Woman
Cheltenham Everyman, 2.00pm
(Depart from Nailsworth at 12.30pm)

£35 – Book and pay by 31st December 2016

Liza Goddard (Bergerac, Yes Honestly) plays Betty, a passionate, doting mum who finds it hard to accept that her son is leaving home to get married.

On the morning of her son’s wedding, Betty retreats to her attic where she relives her long-lost youth and the love affair she had in the 1960s. Surrounded by her memories and ghosts from her past Betty finds herself torn between a husband she never loved, a son about to leave and the man she shared a passionate affair with.

Kay Mellor’s (In The Club, Band of Gold) romantic comedy opens at the Everyman Theatre prior to a national tour to Exeter, Malvern, Guildford, Sheffield, Northampton and Leeds.


November Ramble, 2016

Thursday 24th November
Ramblers Group

Beverston – Chavenage
led by Mike & Isabel (view poster here)

Meet outside Nailsworth Library at 9.30am, lifts available.

A short drive to The Tipputs Inn from where Mike and Isabel will take us for a 5 mile walk to Beverston Castle and return via Chavenage.
We will walk part of the MacMillan Way as well as crossing farmland and open fields.
The route is mainly on the level, with 5 or 6 stiles.

Lunch at The Tipputs Inn.

We will choose from their menu on the morning of the walk but please advise Mike (832739) or Isabel (833290) if you are coming as final numbers needed by Monday 24th November please. No boots to be worn inside pub.

£1 per walker, sorry no dogs.

More information and photos can be found on our facebook page.

This 7.2 mile ramble was led by Mike and Isobel, and the route took us from the Tipputs Inn, across fields to Beverston where we saw the castle and church. We returned via Chavenage, and we were lucky to have a dry if breezy morning which was perfect for our walk.
The next ramble will be in February next year.

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October Ramble, 2016

Thursday 27th October
Ramblers Group

Wotton-under-Edge – Wortley
led by Allison Hope (view poster here)

Meet outside Nailsworth Library at 9.30am, lifts available.

A 4½ mile walk starting at The Royal Oak in Haw Street. We will join the Cotswold Way, and after 3+ miles reach  Wortley from where we will walk across fields back to Wotton. There is one steep climb near the start, but we will be rewarded with lovely views from the top. From then the walk is  mainly level or downhill. 3 easy stiles

Lunch at The Royal Oak, Wotton-U-Edge.
Please choose from their lunch/OAP menu  (free tea/coffee for OAPs)
Please contact Allison with your order by Monday 24th October either by email  or ‘phone 01453 451867.

£1 per walker, sorry no dogs.

More information and photos can be found on our facebook page.

On a dry, mild but misty morning, 16 members drove to Wotton-under-Edge for a 5 mile ramble.  We walked down through the town and out in the direction of Coombe where we joined the Cotswold Way.  One very steep climb led us up to the hilltops above the hamlet of Wortley, and then downhill through wooded paths and open fields before returning to the town and our lunch at The Royal Oak.

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