Anton U3A Questors Group Trip to London Theatre
The 6th December was a fine chilly day for our outing to London. 41 people boarded a coach and left promptly to see 42nd Street at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
The journey was trouble free and navigated with precision by our excellent driver Andy. We travelled along the Embankment and past the Houses of Parliament before being dropped very close to the theatre.
We all dispersed for free time - some to shop and potter around Covent Garden others for a leisurely lunch before the performance at 2.30.
We were seated in the Royal Circle in an with excellent unobstructed view of the vast stage. The next two hours were enthralling - whilst the storyline of 42nd Street is a little weak and predictable this did not matter because the music and dancing were suberb. Faultless and very complicated dance routines, stunning costumes and brilliant scenery all made for a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.
The return journey took us through Trafalgar Square and Knightsbridge so we had sight of some Christmas lights and Harrods Christmas windows. Despite leaving in the rush hour we made good time, arriving back in Andover before 8pm.
The consensus of opinion was that we should do something similar again, certainly a block booking affords huge discounts on seat prices and when everyone co -operates by being in the right place at the right time it makes it easy for the organisers - thanks to all of you who came (whether for the theatre or just the coach trip), for making it easy for us.
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