THE stage adaptation of Alan Bennett's film A Private Function will be staged at the Gladstone Theatre in Port Sunlight next month.

West Kirby Musical Theatre Company (WKMTC)'s production of Betty Blue Eyes is at the venue from Thursday, November 2 to Saturday, November 4.

Described as a 'wonderfully entertaining, incredibly funny musical comedy', it is based on the 1984 Alan Bennett film A Private Function, which starred Michael Palin and Dame Maggie Smith as a Yorkshire couple struggling to make ends meet just after the war.

The show is directed by Sharon Henderson, with musical direction by Rob Bowness and choreography by Deborah Clarke.

Evening performances start at 7.30pm with the Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Tickets are from the Gladstone Theatre Box Office 

Transport talk

GERARD Rhodes, Cheshire West and Chester HS2 programme manager, will give a talk on Chester Region Transport Developments at Wirral Transport Users Association’s meeting this Friday (October 20) at The Merebrook on Greenfields Avenue in Bromborough (1.30pm). Free to attend.

Country music

LEASOWE Castle Country Music Club meets every Thursday at Poulton Vics Social Club, Poulton Bridge Road, Wallasey from 7.l5pm to 11pm.

It features live country/ line dance music with line dance instruction by a qualified instructor. A “fabulous” line-up of acts is planned for October and November. Entrance £5 for members and £6 for non-members. For details, contact the chairperson on 07707 712936.

Bird club event

CHASING the day is the subject of Keith Offord’s illustrated talk to the Wirral Bird Club next Thursday (October 26) at St Bridget’s Church Centre, Church Road, West Kirby (7.30pm). Admission £4. Details from Bill on 07795 148140.

Race night

CHILDREN’s charity Stick ‘n’ Step is hosting a charity race night on Friday, November 24 at Poulton Vics Social Club. Doors open at 7pm, first race commences at 7.30pm. Tickets from

For details, email or call 0151 638 0888.

Piano bar

THERE is live piano music at the Mess Cafe at Fort Perch Rock, New Brighton every Thursday night. Admission is free and the event starts at 7pm. ‘The Fort Sessions’ - a night of live acoustic guitar and a different singer each week - are held at the venue every Friday (7pm start).

Support group

The next meeting of Wirral Multiple System Atrophy support group is on Wednesday, November 15 in the hall of St John the Baptist Church, Meols CH47 6AA. It starts at 2pm. Friends and families are welcome to attend and light refreshments will be served.

For more details contact Roy on 07931511258.

Quiz night

WALLASEY Central Library will be the location for a Halloween Quiz on Friday, October 27. Organised by Friends of Wallasey Central Library, it starts at 6.45pm.

Tickets, £5, from the library.

Folk dancing

FOLK sessions take place on the first, third and fifth Tuesday of every month at Victoria Hall, Bebington from 8 to 10pm. For details, contact „ Rock ‘n’ roll CHESHIRE Cats’ rock ‘n’ roll fundraising nights are every Wednesday from 7.30pm at The Poulton Victoria Club on Poulton Bridge Road, Wallasey. Entrance £1.50.

Proceeds go to charities helping sick children. 

Chair Pilates

CHAIR Pilates exercises with Cathy are at United Reformed Church on Marlowe Road in Wallasey on Fridays (1.30 to 2.15pm).

Wheelchair and stroller accessible. Details from 07828 642143.

Model railway

WIRRAL O Gauge Model Railway Open Day is Sunday, October 29 at Unit 7, The Odyssey Centre, Corporation Road, Birkenhead from 11am to 4pm. Admission £3. Details from Mike on 07985 508024 or wirraloggsec@

Exercise class

A DANCE exercise class takes place at Guide Headquarters on Leasowe Road in Wallasey every Thursday (2pm). The class is low impact. Admission £5. Details from Angela on 07786 360959.

Ladies bowling

BEBINGTON Ladies Bowling Club meets on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Call 0151 608 8616 for details.

Dear Santa

Wirral Theatre4All.nw presents an evening of entertainment with mulled wine and mince pies next month. Its concert Dear Santa will be staged on Saturday, November 25 at Gladstone Village Hall in Burton. Doors open at 7.30pm. Ticket prices are £12.50 for adults and £10 for children. under 5's are free. 

Tickets are also available for the group's second pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, which will be staged on March 23 and 24. Tickets are £12.50 for adults, £10 for concessions and Children are £7.50.  All tickets are available by emailing or calling Nikki on 07969040767

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