Firstly many apologies for the delay in getting around to writing this.
On Wednesday 2 September myself and Bizi Websdell were lucky enough to be invited to the first meeting/get together of the WI Theatre Ambassadors group, headed by the delightfully eccentric Theresa Baker. We also got to see the genuinely life-affirming Hairspray (more of that later).
The purpose of the group is to offer WI members reservable, discounted tickets to, often, West End theatre shows that may be we would not normally be able to afford to attend. The performances are also always in the evening, or at the weekend, recognising that the majority of us will be working in the weekdays.
At the post show drinks Bizi and I got chatting to Angela, the President of Stoke Newington WI. She was very interested in collaborating with our group in various ways. I will write up the details of this in a separate post.
The next trip will be open to all members of the Shoreditch Sisters (as well as the other WIs taking part in the scheme); and that will be….
Legally Blonde at the Savoy Theatre
31st January 2010. Lunch
Party & Theatre
Course + wine Lunch at Planet Hollywood, Haymarket
Theatre Ticket for the 3pm matinee £29.50pp (groups of
If you are interested in going to this please contact me, your theatre ambassador directly on firstname.lastname@example.org, or 07790919628. I will find out if there are still places available.
Musicals seemed to be typical of the type of shows being offered to us but after some discussion with Angela of Stokie and some feedback from Theresa we realised there is plenty of scope to see a variety of performance; we just have to say what we want. At the bottom of this post I have included some links to various theatre listings pages.
This week is also the last week to book for this…
Speaking In Tongues – Duke Of Yorks Theatre
8th October 7.30pm
Group of 8+ top seats reduced to £29.50
****Last chance to join the event – tickets must be book and paid for by
Thursday Th Sept this week*****
If you have anything you are burning to see then please let me know. I will then look into arranging trips for those shows that garner the most interest. In addition to the Theatre Ambassador scheme I am quite willing to organise theatre trips outside of this if you want to see other things. I work at Shakespeare's Globe so often have access to last minute deals etc. I also know that the National theatre offers the Travelex £10 ticket scheme. Half of their tickets are sold at £10 which is a great deal for some very good theatre.I saw Brecht's Mother Courage last week and was totally blown away, not only by the performance but also by the space.
I personally would very much like to extend the 'theatre' group into all areas of performance large and small, within the theatre world and beyond. We will start with the system as it is but I think we should let it develop naturally so don't be afraid to bring your individual interests to the table.
For those of you who have expressed a specific interest in the theatre trips I have also sent this information in an email. If you wish to be added to this list please let me know.
Here are listing links.