January 2019
February 2019

THE MAGIC FLUTE

Sunday 17 February 2019

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

4.00pm

 

Members £66.50 | Guests £69.50

ONE place left

 

The mysterious Queen of the Night coaxes Tamino to rescue her beautiful daughter Pamina from the grip of the evil enchanter Sarastro. With a magic flute and a set of magic bells for protection he sets off on his journey aided by Papageno, the bird-catcher. But as they overcome a series of challenges, it becomes apparent that all is not what it seems – will they complete their quest and find true love?

 

Culture Vultures booking form forJersey Boys

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Culture Vultures trip to see the Jersey Boys

WNO The Magic Flute (Mozart)
Wales Millennium Centre

Cardiff

March 2019

Richard III

Culture Vultures trip to see Richard III and tour the Bristol Old Vic

Saturday 9 March 2019

Bristol Old Vic 2.30pm

Headlong Theatre Company

“A touring company of generous unpredictability”

Observer

 

Members £41 Guests £44

Optional Theatre Tour £10

“What do I fear? Myself?”

 

After decades of civil war, the nation hangs in the balance. Enter Richard, Duke of Gloucester, to change the course of history.

 

Richard was not born to be a king, but he’s set his sights on the crown. So begins his campaign of deceit, manipulation and violence – and he’s killing it. Yet behind his ambition lies a murderous desire to be loved.

Join us for a tour of Bristol Old Vic

Our in-house expert guide will guide us through the theatre’s 252-year history – from the origin of its beautiful Georgian design, to tales of the myriad first-class actors who have trod our boards over the years.

 

Eat and drink

Bristol Old Vic's 1766 Bar & Kitchen

Open for lunch for freshly made meals and snacks in front of the original theatre façade.

Bristol Old Vic Eating and drinking in the 1766 Bar and Kitchen

 

 

 

 

Culture Vultures booking form for Richard III at Bristol Old Vic

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April 2019

Equus

Culture Vultures trip to see Equus at Bath Theatre Royal

Saturday 6 April 2019

Theatre Royal BATH 2.30pm

English Touring Theatre + Theatre Royal Stratford East

“A very fine and enthralling play”

New York Theatre Guide

 

Members £52 Guests £55

Optional 2-course lunch with coffee £20

 

A huge worldwide hit

 

An undoubted 20th century masterpiece, Peter Shaffer’s Equus exploded onto the scene in 1973 and went on to become a huge worldwide hit. Inspired by a true story, this dazzling thriller plumbs the darkest recesses of the human psyche as it explores the complex relationships between passion, sex, religion and sanity.

 

When teenager Alan Strang’s pathological fascination with horses leads him to commit a devastating act of violence, psychiatrist Dr. Martin Dysart reluctantly accepts the task of uncovering what actually happened the night the crime was committed. But as Dysart delves further and further into Alan’s twisted world, he is forced to question his own sanity and motivations.

Join us for lunchCulture Vultures lunch at The Vaults, Bath

Some of our members enjoy having a couple of hours to enjoy browsing the shops and cafes independently of the group. Others prefer to join tour organiser Elizabeth and Culture Vultures members and go straight to the theatre to have a leisurely two-course lunch with coffee before the afternoon play begins.

 

The Vaults Restaurant is located in the theatre and offers classic cuisine served with a modern twist in one of Bath’s most unique settings.

 

 

Culture Vultures booking form for Equus at the Theatre Royal Bath

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May 2019

Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Culture Vultures trip to seeCaptain Corelli's Mandolin at the Theatre Royal, BATH

Saturday 18 May 2019

Theatre Royal BATH 2.30pm

Marking the 25th anniversary of the novel’s original publication, this epic journey is brought vividly to life for the stage by Olivier and Tony- Award nominated director Melly Still and award-winning playwright Rona Munro.

 

Members £52 Guests £55

Optional 2-course lunch with coffee £20

 

Set on the Greek island of Cephalonia, this is an unforgettable love story set against the turbulent backdrop of World War Two

 

Dr Iannis loves the island of Cephalonia and his beautiful, strong-willed daughter Pelagia. Carlo, an Italian soldier, learned what it means to love whilst fighting in Albania. Pelagia loves her father and the fisherman Mandras. The young Italian Captain Corelli loves only his music. And then in 1941, the idyllic Greek island awakes to find itself in the jaws of war, under Italian and German occupation.

 

As history unfolds, everything they thought they knew and understood changes.

In an extraordinary tale of human fragility at a time of war, we discover how enemies forced together must learn to co-exist, and that all kinds of love can blossom in unimaginable circumstances.

Join us for lunchBCulture Vultures group lunch

Some of our members enjoy our group lunches where they can meet other members and have a leisurely two-course lunch with coffee before the afternoon play begins.

 

The Vaults Restaurant is located inside the theatre and offers classic cuisine served by the friendly staff.

 

 

Culture Vultures booking form for Captain Corelli's Mandolin at the Theatre Royal Bath

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If you don't have a printer please call 01600 719019 so we can post one to you.

June 2019

Matthew Bourne's

Romeo + Juliet

Culture Vultures trip to see Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet at Wales Milleniium Centre

Saturday 22 June 2019

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff at 2.30pm

New Adventures announces a new production of Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet set to Prokofiev's magnificent score

 

Members £64 Guests £67

Optional 2-course lunch with coffee £21

Following a nationwide search Britain's brightest young dance talent will join the New Adventures company

 

Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet is a passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare's classic love story. Confined against their will by a society that seeks to divide, our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together.

 

Bursting with youth, vitality and Matthew Bourne's trademark storytelling, Wales' brightest young dance talent join the New Adventures company, with direction and choreography by Matthew Bourne, design by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Groothius and new orchestrations of the Prokofiev score by Terry Davies, played live by the New Adventures Orchestra.

Join us for lunch at FfreshCulture Vultures lunch at Ffresh Restaurant at the WMC, Cardiff

Ffresh restaurant at the Millennium Centre is a very popular choice for a group meal prior to an afternoon performance. The food is perfectly cooked, light and delicious and excellent value for money. Our optional lunch includes two courses with coffee and iced water on the table. There is a bar in the entrance and inside the restaurant where diners can purchase a glass of wine.

 

 

Culture Vultures booking form for Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet at Wales Millennium Centre

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If you don't have a printer please call 01600 719019 so we can post one to you.

Coming soon

The Lion King

UK TOUR 2020

 


Culture Vultures trip to see The Lion King

 

Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains to the evocative rhythms of Africa, THE LION KING uses breathtaking theatrical magic to tell the story of Simba’s epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Prideland

 

With music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, along with additional music and lyrics by Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor, and Hans Zimmer, The Lion King became the top-earning title in box-office history for both stage productions and films, surpassing the record previously held by The Phantom of the Opera.

 

Directed by Julie Taymor, the musical features actors in animal costumes as well as giant, hollow puppets. Elton John and Tim Rice have given the world memorable songs including The Circle of Life, Hakuna Matata, Can You Feel the Love Tonight and so many more wonderful songs.

 

To request information as soon as we have a date for the 2020 UK tour please email Culture Vultures HERE

 

THE LION KING

UK TOUR 2019 - 2020

Lion King UK tour

Lion King UK tour Lion King UK tour

About Culture Vultures

Culture Vultures was established in 1998 in Monmouth following the closure of Theatergoer's Club of Great Britain.

 

Founded by Elizabeth Walsh, Culture Vultures has been providing trips to the theatre, concerts, special events, art exhibitions, festivals and historic houses and gardens for over twenty years.

 

From 2008 - 2016 Culture Vultures was run and managed by Brenda Wills. The logo was designed by Brenda to be used exclusively for Culture Vultures. At the beginning of 2017 Elizabeth Walsh returned to run Culture Vultures

Coach boarding points

MONMOUTH

  • Blestium Street coach stop
  • Dixton Road Surgery bus stop
  • May Hill
  • STAUNTON

    White Horse pub
  • COLEFORD

    The Angel Hotel bus stop
  • BREAM

    Maypole bus stop
  • LYDNEY

    Bream Road Car Park bus stop
  • CHEPSTOW

    Larkfield Garage bus stop

 

Contact Culture Vultures

     

     

    Culture Vultures

    7, Duchess Close. Monmouth

    NP25 3JL

    Enquiries & bookings: 01600 719019

    Mobile (for trip days): 0771 470 6729

    Email:elizabeth@culturevultures.org

 

Please note that bookings by phone will only be confirmed on receipt of a completed booking form and payment.

Culture Vultures trips to the theatre, concerts, exhibitions, galleries and more

Culture Vultures Theatre trips from Monmouth, Forest of Dean and Chepstow

 

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