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Theatre Group (2)

The group meets on the second Thursday of each month in the large hall in Bromley Central Library at 2.15 for 2.30pm start.  We have an entertaining programme of speakers each month and visits are arranged to local theatres and in Central London.  The yearly subscription is £5 from January 2017 and there is a fee of £2 each meeting towards the hire of the hall and the cost of the speaker’s fee. 

11 January Dean Caston History of the Royal Variety Performance

8 February Alan Haines A kick up the 60s, 1965 on and early 1970s


8 March  Afternoon tea and AGM bookable in advance only

12 April Wilf Lower Lost Empires The Last Days of Music Hall & Variety

A light-hearted look at the theatres, the performers (in front and behind the curtains!) from Marie Lloyd to Max Miller, Gracie Fields to Ken Dodd; and the very British ‘French Revues’ of the fifties: all from an unusual and unique perspective that’s revealed during the talk. Upgraded with additional film clips. 

10 May  Margaret Glen and Beckenham Theatre Centre will entertain us with another wonderful performance


14 June Brian Freeland   Around the World in 80 plays


12 July Kate Boyle   will lead us on another walk entitled “Entertainment in Islington“ starting from The Angel

August no meeting


13 September Trip to "Freda's Garden" in Biggin Hill.   Bookable in advance for music, tea, cake and paintings andher wonderful garden of course.


11 October Ian Bevan History of London Theatres


Link to Latest Theatre Group Report

Link to Theatre Group Shows 2018

Link to A Christmas Carol Report and Photos

For more information email: bromleyu3a@btinternet.com