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Tatton Park at Christmas is always a very special place to visit. On Friday 10th December 2021, as is traditional, they are putting on a Tour of the lavishly decorated rooms once again, followed by a sparkling Concert to put us all in the Christmas spirit.

Knutsford Rex Probus Club has made a block booking of 30 tickets for this very popular event. We arrive at 7pm (this time will be confirmed in due course), and stroll through the festively-decorated staterooms with a warming winter punch or fruit juice, then at 8pm we sit back and enjoy a wonderful Christmas concert. This year the Northern Chamber Orchestra will whisk us off to Christmases past with a magical selection of music and carols. You’ll be feeling festive in no time at all!

All-inclusive tickets covering the Mansion Tour, Winter Punch drink and Seats for the Concert this year are priced for the public at £26. However, the club has negotiated a discount, and our tickets will be priced at just £24.

This year, by booking very early, we have been able to secure good seats for the first time in the centre of the Hall. As it is not certain how many members and wives/partners will feel able to come this year,there has only been a reservation of 30 seats so far.

It is anticipated that 30 seats may not suffice to meet the need as the magnitude of that need is not known. Members who are interested interested in attending, and if so, stating how many seats you may wish please contact Richard Fenby directly. Contact details on our Membership List. A positive reply isn’t binding, nor is money required at this stage – it simply enables the club to order more than 30 tickets whilst we are still able to get good seats!



Now that Rex is up and running again after the last 18 months of gloom, let’s treat ourselves to Noël Coward’s gloriously entertaining “Private Lives”! This famous show will be arriving at the Lowry Theatre in Salford Quays next February, and although it’s only there for a few days, we’ve been fortunate to secure some good Centre-Stalls seats for the Matinee on Wednesday 16th February. This is just the show to banish the winter blues!

This is a much-loved favourite, featuring two very well-known stars: Nigel Havers, ever suave and thoroughly charming, plays the role taken by Noël Coward himself in the original production in 1930, while the Olivier Award-winning Patricia Hodge, one of the country’s most loved actresses, plays his ex-wife. This is the play in which two newly-married couples find themselves on honeymoon on the French Riviera, when their ex-partners turn up next-door on an adjoining balcony! Their initial horror quickly evaporates and soon they are sharing cocktails. Who knows what the future holds for them now…?

Following on from our successful trips to see “Brief Encounter” in 2018 and “The Mousetrap” in 2019, join this trip by Mercedes coach arriving in style in time for the Matinee performance. To allow sufficient time for a leisurely trip, with time to purchase drinks and snacks in the theatre prior to Curtain-up at 2pm, we plan to board the coach at Knutsford Sports Club in Mereheath Lane at about noon. You can also purchase drinks, ice-creams and snacks in the interval. The show is expected to end at about 4.30pm, so given a fair wind we should be back in Knutsford shortly after 6pm.

The total price per person is expected to be £46.00, which includes the coach hire, a tip for the driver and your ticket which is discounted courtesy of our Group Booking. I have reserved 25 tickets, but the Lowry will only hold these for a limited time, so I need your booking as soon as possible, please, by replying to this email. I do hope you and your Partner (as applicable) will be able to join us.

First come, first served! If I get more applications than the current 25 seats that I’ve booked, I will look into purchasing more, though the longer I leave this, the less good the seats may be! So speed is of the essence!

Let me know if you would like to join us as soon as possible, please. You will then need to pay Terry Parkinson £46 per person, before Friday 24th September, at the latest.

Note: Currently this event is fully subscribed but members should contact Richard Fenby as he may have spaces on the trip as time passes.