Theatre Group

The Theatre Group aims to provide regular monthly trips to the theatre to see a wide range of plays, dramas, comedies and musicals. We try to use local theatres (eg in Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Oxford and Milton Keynes) as much as possible, but occasional trips further afield (eg London) may also be included.

The choice of event will be made by group members. The dates and costs will be subject to booking arrangements.

It may be possible to arrange for the group to read some plays before attending the performances, but the availability of scripts confine that to an occasional basis only.



Witness for the Prosecution

29 November 2018










Costs will vary from event to event, with ticket prices. We will try to find the most economical method of transport to each venue.

Payments may be made by giving a cheque to the event organiser or to Sue Benwell. Cheques should be payable to Haddenham U3A and have the name of the event written on the back.  However, we prefer payment by internet or telephone banking to the credit of Haddenham U3A at CAF Bank; sort code 40-52-40, account no. 00021010, with event quoted as reference. As soon as you have used one of these methods, please email or ring the Treasurer ( or 01844 292393) and the event organiser to confirm that the payment has been sent.  



Next Events 

"Pinter at the Pinter" - a season of one-act plays

6 Sep 2018 - 23 Feb 2019   Discounted tickets available to U3A members

"Witness for the Prosecution" at London County Hall

29 Nov 2018

Coach 11.00 hrs

Play 14.30 hrs

Coach from Haddenham Village Hall



Group Notice   

Change of Organiser

Margaret Ackroyd has taken over from Sue Benwell as organiser of the Theatre Group. Our thanks go to Sue who enabled the group to restart its activities earlier this year

"Pinter at the Pinter" a series of one-act plays running from 6 September 2018 - 23 February 2019

The Jamie Lloyd Company presents a complete season of Harold Pinter's one-act plays to celebrate the legacy of the Nobel Prize-winning British writer on the 10th anniversary of his death. This unique theatrical event will play at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 6 September 2018 to 23 February 2019, and promises an unforgettable celebration of the "most influential, provocative and poetic dramatist of his generation" (The Guardian).

U3A Members are being offered a £10 discounts on individual tickets for Thursday and Saturday matinees in September and October. This is NOT a U3A-organised event - members wishing to attend must apply directly themselves.

The offer applies to the following programmes 


THE LOVER / THE COLLECTION - 13 September to 20 October 2018

Each Pinter at the Pinter production will present two to four one-act plays and will be staged by a renowned company of actors, some of whom were Pinter’s close friends, including Danny Dyer, Martin Freeman, Tamsin Greig, Jane Horrocks, Celia Imrie, Emma Naomi, Tracy Ann Oberman, David Suchet, John Macmillan and Nicholas Woodeson. 

U3A Individual booking link:

Thursday 29 November 2018 - Witness for the Prosecution

Join us for a unique courtroom drama in the magnificent chamber of County Hall where the audience can experience all the drama and intensity of a real life courtroom.

Leonard Vale is accused of murdering a widow for her wealth. Can he convince you of his innocence or will witness testimony send him to the gallows?

You have been summoned!


Coach leaves Haddenham Village Hall at 11.00 am

Performance starts at 2.30 pm

Coach departs County Hall at 5.45 pm

Cost £63.50

Organiser:  Margaret Ackroyd (01844 292393) or email on




Joining the Group 

If you wish to join us, please contact:

Margaret Ackroyd (01844 292393) or email on