Theatre & Dinner Trip with Henley stop-off
August 19, 2021
Dinner and Theatre The Mill at Sonning
With much of the original structure retained, this 18th Century Flour Mill has been converted into a renowned Dinner Theatre. Patrons enjoy a fresh home-cooked meal – with not a microwave in sight! – before watching the performance in the 215 seat air conditioned auditorium.
Pre-dinner drinks with a view of The Thames or watching the working Waterwheel in the bar, is an added treat.
If you are a Cabinet Minister in the government it is not easy to arrange to spend an afternoon of nookie in a London hotel with a young lady.
The problem is not so much that the Minister and the young lady are both married (not to each other obviously!) but that the young lady is the personal secretary to the Leader of the Opposition.
Richard Willey (the Cabinet Minister) makes the mistake of enlisting the assistance of his own secretary, George Pigden – a charming Bumbler who gets everything mixed up. Before the end of the evening George’s intervention has resulted in Richard’s wife and the young lady’s husband turning up at the hotel. Add to this a wily waiter, a
pompous hotel manager and a puritanical Member of Parliament who crusades against pornography and you have all the ingredients of a Cooney comedy which soon escalates into a delirious farce.
Ray Cooney is the Master of Farce, the King of Comedy and here he again delivers an utterly hilarious play that will have you rolling in the aisles and all the way home.
A few years ago for our Summer trip to Sonning, in an attempt to avoid heavy traffic, we started leaving earlier taking in the beautiful town of Henley-on-Thames en-route. Having proved popular ever since, we will do the same again next July. Just under 30 minutes from Sonning, we will travel to Henley and have a stop-off for between 1-2 hours, traffic depending of course, before leaving in plenty of time to enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the theatre’s Waterwheel bar if we so wish. This is followed by a leisurely two course dinner which precedes the evening performance. Perfect!!
Offer Price £79.50
per person to include return coach, theatre ticket, dinner and £5 bar voucher.
Location: Dorking Halls
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