Wednesday 6th March, Pub Meet, Yeoman of England, 31 High Street, Wootton, NN4 6LP

Why not come and join us at our March pub meet which will be at The Yeoman of England, 31 High Street, Wootton from 7.30pm.  We will meet at the pub anytime from 7.30pm, it is likely that some of us will eat dinner there too.


Hi all,

It's the Annual Charity Dinner for the local Ups n Downs charity on Saturday 23rd March, and I'm writing to see if anybody fancies putting their glad rags on and joining a few of us there!  Here are the key facts:-

Date: Saturday 23rd March, 6:30pm til half past midnight
Venue: Wicksteed Park Pavilion, Kettering
Cost: £50 a ticket (includes 3 course dinner and entertainment)
The Cause: Ups and Downs supports and celebrates Down's Syndrome in Northamptonshire.  It's a charity very close to our groups heart since Steve and Gayle were blessed with their truly awesome son Flynn in 2014.  If you're free on this evening, this would obviously be a fantastic way to have a jolly good night out with friends whilst supporting this brilliant charity at the same time.  For more info see

Here are details of a few more potential theatre-based socials we were thinking of getting tickets for - one later this month, and three comedy options that arenít until next year but we would need to get tickets soon.

Please let me know if you'd like a ticket by contacting Mel Spencer or use our contact email.


Wednesday 3rd April, pub meet & map reading/walk planning session, Billing Mill pub

Please come and join us from 7.30pm at Billing Mill, The Causeway, Great Billing, Northants, NN3 9EX where we will be meeting for a drink and possibly some food.

Weíve been asked again to run a session to help people who would like to lead a walk but arenít confident with map reading to plan a walk.  Therefore this is a pub meet with a difference as we will be running a session looking at map reading and also providing help to anyone who has an idea of a walk theyíd like to lead.  There will be loads of local maps at the pub meet for us all to use and hopefully weíll get a few new walks and walk leaders from the session.

Please feel free to just come and join us if you want to learn a bit more about us as a group and also gain some useful information about map reading.

I've been having a look at what's on at the Derngate in the next few months and there a few shows that I thought people might be interested in seeing.  Please can you let me know if you are interested in going to any of these and where there are multiple dates let me know if you have a preference?

Adam Kay - This is going to hurt.  3rd April.  Cost . £27
Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this 'electrifying' evening of stand up and music.

Girl on a train, Monday 22nd April to Saturday 27th April.  Cost £31-£38 per ticket

Rachel Watson longs for a different life.

Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love. Or so it appears. When Rachel learns that the woman sheís been secretly watching has suddenly disappeared, she finds herself as a witness and even a suspect in a thrilling mystery in which she will face bigger revelations than she could ever have anticipated.

Adapted from Paula Hawkinsí novel Ė an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide Ė and starring Samantha Womack, this gripping new play will keep you guessing until the final moment.

Samantha Womack has starred extensively in television, film and theatre. She is best known for playing Ronnie Mitchell in BBC1ís EastEnders. Other television credits include leading roles in Mount Pleasant and the hugely popular Game On, and recent film credits include the box office hits Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Tuesday 30 April 2019:  Paul Merton.  £25

The King of Improvisation comes to the Derngate.

Rock of Ages.  Tuesday 7th to Sunday 11th May. 

Rock Of Ages is an LA love story lavished with over 25 classic rock anthems. Lose yourself in a city and a time where the dreams are as big as the hair, and yes, they can come true.

This hilarious musical comedy will have you singing and laughing along with its epic songs, including Donít Stop Believiní, We Built This City, The Final Countdown, Wanted Dead Or Alive, Here I Go Again, Canít Fight this Feeling and I Want To Know What Love Is, played loud and proud by an awesome live band.

Now a global smash with hit seasons on Broadway, Londonís West End and Las Vegas and a star studded Hollywood movie version, we promise you a night of outrageous rock Ďní roll debauchery at the biggest party in town.

Dirty Dancing.  Monday 10th - Saturday 15th June.

Dirty Dancing is back, exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing.

Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.

Donít miss your chance to see this sensational new production featuring the hit songs, including Hungry EyesHey! BabyDo You Love Me? and the heart-stopping (Iíve Had) The Time Of My Life.



Further information on all these are on the Derngate website -

Note, if youíve recently asked to be taken off this mailing list, we are working on it, but it just takes a little time so please be patient and weíll get it done.  :-)

Finally, a quick request.  I (Ray) have been organising socials for a few years now, along with the able assistance of Tracey for the past couple of years (many thanks Tracey).  However, I donít currently feel I can really carry on being the first point of contact, for the time being at least.  Whilst Iím still happy to organise some socials, it would be great if other members of the group could come forward and carry on moving things along.  Please let us know if youíre interested.

Best wishes
Ray and Tracey


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