Wednesday, 9 September 2015


I hope you had a great summer and your children are settling into their new classes. 

2014-2015 was a great year for Theatre Club. Rosendale took up over 1100 seats on 14 trips at an even wider range of London theatres than ever before. As well as seeing shows at our favourites The Unicorn and Greenwich panto, we made our first ever trips to the Royal Court, the Lyric, the Young Vic and to see the brilliant Punchdrunk at Greenwich Maritime Museum. A massive thank you to all the theatres who welcomed us!

We have lots of exciting trips already planned for this year. Tickets for the fabulous panto at Greenwich Theatre (arguably the best in London) are now on sale to theatre club. Put the date in your diaries!

Saturday 28th November at 7pm

Tickets are the special price for us of £14 - adults and children (normal ticket price for adults £28) - so a bargain!! 

Red Riding Hood and the Wolf
Andrew Pollard marks his tenth pantomime at Greenwich Theatre with a spectacular take on the classic fairy tale...
There could not be a better part for Andrew Pollard as he celebrates a decade of Greenwich Theatre pantomimes than the grandmother beset by a wolf, protected by a woodcutter, and loved by Red Riding Hood - expect stunning special effects, high octane singing and dancing, and a side-splitting script as we celebrate the festive season in style.

After more than 300 of us went last year and had such a great night, we have the whole theatre 387 seats reserved. Please don't miss out and get your payments in quick! 

Early birds will get the best seats. Letters are going out to the school shortly. Priority is given to theatre club members until Monday 14th September. 

If you would like to go please can you get payment to the office (cash or cheque to Rosedale PTA) by the deadline of Friday 11th September in an envelope marked:

Lisa Statham, 
Theatre Club 
Number of tickets you are requesting
Names and classes of children 

Thanks everyone!

Sunday, 11 January 2015


We have 2 more exciting theatre trips to The Unicorn coming up!

Our next trip next term for KS2 is to see The Chair at The Unicorn Theatre in London Bridge on Sunday 22nd March at 2.30pm.

If you’re sure that Ghosts aren’t real, If your Nerves are made of Steel,
If you’re brave and if you dare, Come sit upon the Barber’s Chair.

Welcome to Tiger Bay, the most deadly and dangerous docks on these shores. A place full of strangers with tales of ghosts, of fortunes found and lost, myths, rumours and rum – and what better place to hear these tales than Cardiff’s cheapest barbers. He can give you a shave or just a trim; he could even fix your grin...
With live music, songs and a cut-throat razor, actor Gary Lagden returns to the Unicorn with the team that brought you The Pardoner’s Tale and A Thousand Slimy Things.

The play is aimed at children in Key Stage 2 (recommended ages 7 plus). The ticket price (discounted for schools) is just £7.50 (normal price £10-£16).

Our next trip next term for KS1 is to see The Velveteen Rabbit at The Unicorn Theatre in London Bridge on Sunday 19th April at 3pm. (Please note many of you may have seen this show last year.)

4 STARS The Guardian, Daily Mail, WhatsOnStage.
Back by popular demand - book now!
There was once a velveteen rabbit, and in the beginning he was really splendid. He was fat and bunchy, as a rabbit should be; and for at least two hours the Boy loved him. Join us for the return of hit show The Velveteen Rabbit, a heart-warming story about a very shy toy rabbit who longs for nothing more than to become real. He spends his days waiting patiently on the nursery floor, watching the Boy play with the other toys and dreaming of being picked up and loved. And then, one day, he is rediscovered and all his hopes start to come true…First published in 1922, this classic American tale loses nothing of its power, magic and charm in this bold and adventure-filled adaptation for the Unicorn stage.

The play is aimed at children in Key Stage 1 (recommended ages 4 plus). The ticket price (discounted for schools) is just £7.50 (normal price £10-£16). 

The ticket nos are limited and they are available on a first come first served basis. The deadline for all payments is next Friday 16th January.   

Please give cash or cheque with completed slips (on the letters) to the office, making cheques payable to Rosendale PTA. The trips should be on the SIMS Agora system so you can pay online early next week. 

HAPPY 2015!

Happy New Year everyone!

Theatre Club had a brilliant 2014. We took up over 1200 seats at local theatres and last term we had record numbers!

Spring 2014 - 470
Summer 2014 - 200
Winter 2014 - 610

This was largely due to the amazing 346 of us who went to the fantastic panto in Greenwich. Rosendale (and some friends at DVIS) really did take over Greenwich for the night! Thanks everyone for all your support.

Please keep following the blog as we have some fantastic trips coming up in 2015.

And don't forget to buy tickets from the office (just £5 per family) for the panto Cinderella (performed by Rosendale members of staff no less) on Thursday 15th at 6.30. All proceeds to support local disadvantaged families.