Monthly Archives: October 2015

Christmas Festival – pre-sale of tickets

Tickets for this year’s Christmas Festival (15th December) will go on pre-sale to parents and subscribers to this blog this Friday and Saturday before going on sale to the general public on Mon 2nd November. The following password must be given in order to get tickets on pre-sale.


Remember: pre-sale tickets can only be purchased in person from the Box Office at the Coro.

UVHS Christmas Festival – Pre-Sale of Tickets

UVHS Christmas Festival

Pre-Sale of Tickets

Tickets for this year’s Christmas Festival are only available from the Box Office at The Coronation Hall, and go on sale to the public on Monday 2nd November (through internet booking, phone booking, postal booking or in person). We expect all tickets to be sold out within a few weeks.


However, parents of students involved have the opportunity to get their tickets early, through pre-sale, on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st October.  These are ONLY available in person from the Box Office and with a password (there is no maximum number of tickets one person can purchase).  The password will be published HERE before Friday 30th October.

Mack And Mabel – Theatre Trip


Mack & Mabel

(THIS) Thursday 22nd October – Manchester Opera House

  • Bring a set of clothes to change into
  • Bring some money for food and possibly a programme and/or a packed tea
  • After school, change out of your school uniform (toilets or Drama Studio)
  • Meet in front of school (in the bus layby) at 15:50, with your bags
  • Coach leaves at 4pm
  • We will stop on the way for you to get some food and there will be refreshments & sweets available at the Opera House
  • Hope to return to UVHS at about 00:15 (although there might be a road closure on the A590 that forces a diversion)

Mack And Mabel starring Michael Ball

We still have several tickets available to go and see the acclaimed 1974 Broadway hit musical, Mack and Mabel, starring the legendary Michael Ball, on Thursday 22nd October. This trip is open to students, staff and parents (and their friends).

This spectacular show is based on the real-life romance between Hollywood legends Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand and tells the story of a group of pioneering film-makers in the silent movie era of the 1910s and 1920s. Musicals’ star Michael will play legendary Hollywood silent screen director Mack Sennett. The show features an acclaimed score by Jerry Herman including musical hits I Won’t Send Roses and Time Heals Everything. The dazzling musical comedy is both a poignant love story and a riveting tribute to the grit and glamour of the era of silent movies. The show received eight Tony Award nominations when it opened on Broadway.

The tickets are for prime seats in the stalls at Manchester Opera House and the £54.10 cost also includes transport to and from UVHS – the coach leaves at 16:00hrs and there will be a food/refreshment stop en route.  We expect to return to school at about 00:15hrs.

Please email Mr Butler if you would like to join us:




Friends of UVHS Music

REMINDER:  there is a ‘Friends’ meeting tomorrow evening (5th October) at 6.30pm in the Memorial Meeting Room (old staffroom) in A Block.  All parents are welcome (shouldn’t last longer than 1 hour).  Posters for the Christmas Festival will be available (and will be given out at tomorrow’s rehearsals).