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Fredo's Theatre Group 
Welcome to our Theatre Group website - we hope you will find all the information you need. This is a not-for-profit UK theatre-going group for our friends and colleagues (see foot of page).  
We do not sell tickets to the public.  
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Extra Discounts for our Donmar Friends 
Previously advertised shows are now sold out 
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>Next Theatre Visits:
 
Wed 11 December 
at 8.00pm at the 
Menier Chocolate Factory 
 
Wed 18 December 
at 12.30pm at the 
Royal Opera House 
Covent Garden 
 
Early coach departure see HERE
Thu 19 December 
at the  
Harold Pinter  
or Wyndham's Theatres 
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>OnOurOwn:
Updated 10/12/19 -   
What we see without the Group:  click  HERE or on the ads below to see our comments.
 
>News and Information: Please scroll down the page    
Venice Visit: November 2019 
ACQUA ALTA 
Venice is our favourite city, and we have visited it frequently. We know our way around, and we’re welcomed back in the shops and restaurants that we go to in the Dorsoduro, the district we like best. I had the bright idea of spending my birthday in Venice, as it coincided with the Feast of La Saluté. This is a major feast day in Venice, when they build a pontoon bridge across the Grand Canal to the Salute, the church that was built in thanksgiving for delivering the city from the plague. It didn't seem such a bright idea to go when Venice had its worst floods in 50 years the week before we arrived. 
 
Our hotel, La Calcina, is situated on the Zattere, the long promenade that overlooks the Giudecca canal – that’s the one that the huge cruise-ships sailed up to enter and leave Venice, until fairly recently. We knew that the Zattere had been flooded, but the hotel confirmed when we emailed them that they were back in working order. Indeed, when we arrived, there was no sign that only 7 days earlier the sea water had flowed over the Zattere, coming up to the level of the top of the reception desk. There was even hot water for us, though this had just been restored just an hour before we arrived.
  
In shops and restaurants, we heard tales of how the water had risen and been driven in by hurricane-force winds. Signora Debra from La Bitta restaurant told us how she had waded along the Calle Lunga to get to work, and the lady from our favourite pasticceria had drawn a wavy line on the shop window to indicate the highest level of the water. Yet life went on, though we saw damaged fridges, washing-machines and mattresses piled up on street corners. Yes, people were discouraged and tired and angry, but in the end, they shrugged their shoulders, cleaned up and started again.
 
 
The report is contued HERE with more photographs 
 
THEATRE NEWS HEADLINES 
Just click HERE to go to the whatsonstage.com Theatre News Headlines which are automatically updated throughout the day. You will find articles, reviews, interviews... 
and of course News. 
Alternatively click HERE to find Theatre News from officiallondontheatre.com. 
 
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OUR OWN PREVIOUS NEWS ITEMS FROM THIS WEBSITE CAN BE SEEN HERE.
 
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This is a not-for-profit UK theatre-going group for our friends and colleagues and their own extended group of friends. It costs nothing to join us but must be by personal introduction from another member of the group. We provide tickets at group discounts for London theatres (and coach transport from Southend, if required).  
 
 
 
 
Click on the ear (above) to read about 
Hearing Devices 
now available in many theatres. They may be of help to YOU.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
theatreCat 
 
Libby Purves 
reviews
  
Click on the Cat 
to read Libby's reviews 
 
 
 
Ticket Price Watch:  
For updates on higher prices and what the producers want you to pay. We also give you occasional news on any Discount offers -  
Click HERE
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Venice Footnotes 
 
+ reports and photos 
 
 
 
Website security 
 
 
Ask us about 
Theatre Tokens: 
They make ideal gifts for theatre-going friends. They are available in denominations of £20, £10 and £5 and can be used to buy theatre tickets at all West End theatres and the half-price tkts booth in Leicester Square. You can buy them from us and we accept them too. 
 
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