What we're about

Welcome to Canada's largest theatre goers club.

If you like going to plays, musicals, comedy clubs and other arts events, but don't want to go alone ... you will love Thumbs Up!

One of our mandates is affordable theatre. This means we actively seek ticket discounts when possible. We also go to performances when rush and pay-what-you-can tickets are offered.

We also go to non-theatrical events, including concerts, street festivals, walking tours, day trips and many other events.

There are lots of fun get togethers at affordable cafes and restaurants before and after events.

It's FREE to join our group.

By choosing to join Thumbs Up Theatre Toronto, it means you have read and agreed to our:

LIABILITY WAIVER: https://www.meetup.com/Thumbs-Up-Theatre-Toronto/events/243426563/

Please also review our group's

ATTENDANCE POLICY: https://www.meetup.com/Thumbs-Up-Theatre-Toronto/events/243426463/

CELLPHONE POLICY: https://www.meetup.com/Thumbs-Up-Theatre-Toronto/events/243426512/

Please note we are a fragrance-free group. This means members are requested not to wear perfume, cologne or any strong fragrance.

See you at the theatre!

Belinda Sutton

President

Thumbs Up Theatre Toronto

http://www.thumbsuptheatre.com

Upcoming events (5)

THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD...comic Irish masterpiece...UK Theatre Online

Join us for Irish playwright John Millington Synge’s great comic masterpiece THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD, a story of love, rivalry and betrayal. This critically acclaimed production was presented online FREE by Druid Theatre Company in Galway, Ireland and Wildfire Film in Dublin, Ireland. PLEASE CLICK ON "READ MORE" OR "LEARN MORE" BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS. We'll socialize on Zoom before and after the show. See HOW TO CONNECT BELOW. ABOUT THE SHOW: On the west coast of County Mayo, Christy Mahon stumbles into Flaherty's tavern. There he claims that he is on the run because he killed his own father. Flaherty praises Christy for his boldness, and Flaherty's daughter (and the barmaid), Pegeen, falls in love with Christy. Because of the novelty of Christy's exploits and the skill with which he tells his own story, he becomes something of a town hero. Many other women also become attracted to him. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THIS EVENT IS FREE. NO MEETUP FEE. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HOW TO CONNECT Sign up on this event page. On the morning of the event, Amy will send attendees a message containing the Zoom link and password to enter the meeting. Please ensure your communications settings are set up to receive messages and event page updates! If you don't hear from Amy by 12 noon on July 8, send her message on meetup.com and she will send you the Zoom link and password. Please specify you are inquiring about THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD. PART 1 - PRE-SHOW GATHERING: Connect at 6:45 p.m. on Zoom on your computer, laptop, iPad or cellphone. The 6:45 p.m. connect time is to give you 15 minutes (before the official 7 p.m. start time) to ensure your video and audio are working properly. If you don't have Zoom, follow the prompts to download it via the link sent to you. The pre-show gathering will officially begin at 7 p.m. PART 2 - SHOW: At 7:30 p.m. watch the show with group via Zoom or on your own device at https://vimeo.com/401020599 PART 3 - AFTER-SHOW GATHERING: At 9:30 p.m. (or whenever the show ends join us on Zoom for a discussion and social gathering. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- OVERVIEW WHEN: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 TIME: Watch the show at 7:30 p.m. Join our Zoom social gathering at 7 p.m. Connect online on Zoom at 6:45 p.m. to make sure your audio and visual are working properly. SHOW LENGTH: 1 hour, 56 minutes WEBSITE: https://vimeo.com/401020599 WHERE: At your home, Anywhere ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MEETUP ARRANGEMENTS Join Amy at 7 p.m. on Zoom for a 30-minute pre-show gathering. It's recommended you connect at 6:45 p.m. to ensure your audio and visual are working properly. At 7:30 p.m. watch the show with the group via Zoom or on your own device. Join Amy about 9:30 p.m. (or whenever the show ends) on Zoom for a post-show discussion and gathering.

MOOD MUSIC ... power, passion & the price of creativity ... U.K. Theatre ONLINE

Join us for MOOD MUSIC, by English playwright Joe Penhall, about the dark side of the music industry. Whether it’s bitter legal battles fought by the likes of George Michael and Kesha, or the lost lives of Amy Winehouse and Chris Cornell, the price of fame and success can be brutal. This 2018 production is presented free ONLINE by The Old Vic in London, England with the support of the Royal Bank of Canada and PwC. PLEASE CLICK ON "READ MORE" OR "LEARN MORE" BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS. We'll socialize via Zoom before and after the show. See HOW TO CONNECT BELOW. VIDEO CLIP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of4JWoAnmoY ABOUT THE SHOW: In a top London recording studio, Cat, a young songwriter, her producer Bernard, their lawyers and psychotherapists go to battle over who owns a hit song. Amidst a gathering storm of bitter complaints and recriminations Cat and Bernard inflict a devastating toll on each other. ★★★★ "(Director) Roger Michell’s production has an incisive musical elegance." - The Independent ★★★★ "...a candidate for best play of the year" - The Arts Desk ★★★★ "Seána Kerslake...brings light and shade..." - The Guardian ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ THIS EVENT IS FREE. THERE IS NO MEETUP FEE. HOWEVER, PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION TO THE OLD VIC IN THE U.K.: https://www.oldvictheatre.com/support-us/donate ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ HOW TO CONNECT Sign up on this event page. On the morning of the event, Belinda will send attendees the Zoom link and password to enter the meeting. Please ensure you are signed up to receive messages and event page updates. If you don't hear from Belinda by 12 noon on July 10, send her a message on meetup.com and she will send you the link and password. Please specify you are inquiring about MOOD MUSIC. PART 1 - PRE-SHOW GATHERING: Connect at 6:45 p.m. on Zoom on your computer, laptop, iPad or cellphone. The 6:45 p.m. connect time is to give you 15 minutes (before the official 7 p.m. start time) to ensure your video and audio are working properly. If you don't have Zoom, follow the prompts to download it via the link sent to you. The pre-show gathering will officially begin at 7 p.m. PART 2 - THE SHOW: At 7:30 p.m. watch the show with our group via Zoom or on your device at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmh6MmjVkAnzTNyKHIIOruw PART 3 - AFTER-SHOW GATHERING: At 9:35 p.m. (or whenever the show ends) join us back on Zoom for a post-show discussion and gathering. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ OVERVIEW WHEN: Friday, July 10, 2020 TIME: Watch the show at 7:30 p.m. Join our Zoom social gathering at 7 p.m. Connect online on Zoom at 6:45 p.m. to make sure your audio and visual are working properly. SHOW RUNTIME: 2 hours, 5 minutes WEBSITE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmh6MmjVkAnzTNyKHIIOruw WHERE: At your home, Anywhere ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ MEETUP ARRANGEMENTS Join Belinda at 7 p.m. on Zoom for a 30-minute pre-show gathering. It's recommended you connect at 6:45 p.m. to ensure your audio and visual are working properly. At 7:30 p.m. watch the show with our group via Zoom or on your device. Join Belinda at 9:35 p.m. (or whenever the show ends) on Zoom for a post-show gathering.

80's DRAMAS et al. TRIVIA QUIZ ... fond memories & fun (Online Anywhere, FREE)

Join us for a fun-from-home 80's DRAMAS et al. TRIVIA GAME and social gathering online. Please note Sign Up Date Monday 12:00 p.m. - in order to get the Zoom Link. Before I was old enough to go to the theatre, I enjoyed what I thought was the best entertainment - TV and in addition to Sitcoms there were drama, and other shows too. Are you old enough, to have experienced the 80's TV too? Or did you watch these shows as "oldies"? No matter what your age, come out and see if you can challenge yourself or just reminisce some fond memories. Hey unlike COVID-19, being over 60 might offer you a benefit here. :-) This will be an enjoyable evening featuring a 80'S DRAMAS et al. TRIVIA GAME challenge and some great conversation ...... saving travel time and honouring our stay-at-home guidance by using Zoom video conferencing! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WHAT YOU NEED Two devices: 1. LAPTOP or COMPUTER: to join us on ZOOM - a screen large enough to be able to read the questions and answers. 2. Cell Phone or another device to connect to the internet & play: To use Kahoot (https://kahoot.it/ ) This is how you will place your answers. No prior experience required. Site and PIN will be provided during the call. NOTE: You can join for the fun and challenge if you only have one device, but your scores won't be tallied with the group. How many questions: 75 Questions - 80's Dramas & Other shows. Social distancing does not have to mean social isolation. Join us online! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THIS EVENT IS FREE. NO MEETUP FEE. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HOW TO CONNECT Sign up on this event page 12:00 p.m. Monday, July 13th On the day of the event July 13th , JoAnne will add the link to the site, visible to attendees only who have signed up. NOTE: Please ensure you are signed up before 12:00 p.m. Monday, July 13th ! 80's DRAMAS et al. TRIVIA GAME NIGHT TIME: Monday, July 13,[masked] p.m. EST Connect on Zoom starting at 7 p.m. on your computer, laptop, iPad or cellphone using the Zoom link. The challenge will begin at 7:15 p.m. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DETAILS DATE: Monday, July 13, 2020 TIME: 7 p.m. Login to ensure your video and audio are working GAME START TIME: 7:15 p.m. JOIN ZOOM MEETING PLAY: Online using www.kahoot.it PIN: Provided during the Zoom meeting. no experience required WHERE: Live Virtually, from your home, Anywhere, Canada ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MEETUP ARRANGEMENTS Join JoAnne starting at 7 p.m. online. The game will officially begin at 7:15 p.m.

DEEP BLUE SEA .... stunning & exquisitely sad ... NATIONAL THEATRE U.K. online

Join us for THE DEEP BLUE SEA, Terence Rattigan’s powerful portrait of the fragile veneer of post-war civility hiding a brutal sense of loss and longing. This production filmed live in 2016 is presented online FREE by National Theatre At Home in the U.K. PLEASE CLICK ON "READ MORE" OR "LEARN MORE" BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS. We'll socialize via Zoom before and after the show. See HOW TO CONNECT BELOW. VIDEO TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk4sMk9bN3E ABOUT THE SHOW: A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London, 1952. When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge. With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion. ★★★★★ "This production is a stand-out." - The Times ★★★★★ "Stunning. Exquisitely played. Beautifully judged." - Time Out ★★★★ "Achingly good. Helen McCrory delivers one of the performances of the year." - Evening Standard ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ THIS EVENT IS FREE. NO MEETUP FEE. HOWEVER, PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION TO THE ROYAL NATIONAL THEATRE IN THE U.K.: https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/3514790 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ HOW TO CONNECT Sign up on this event page. On the morning of the event, Amy will send all who have signed up a message that will include the link and password to enter the meeting. Please ensure you are signed up to receive messages and event page updates! If you don't hear from Amy by 12 noon on July 14, send her a message on meetup.com and she will send you the link and password. Please specify you are inquiring about THE DEEP BLUE SEA. PART 1 - PRE-SHOW GATHERING: Connect at 6:15 p.m. on Zoom on your computer, laptop, iPad or cellphone. The 6:15 p.m. connect time is to give you 15 minutes (before the official 6:30 p.m. start time) to ensure your video and audio are working properly. If you don't have Zoom, follow the prompts to download it via the link sent to you. The pre-show gathering will officially begin at 6:30 p.m. PART 2 - THE SHOW: At 7 p.m. watch the show with our group via Zoom or on your device at https://www.youtube.com/user/ntdiscovertheatre PART 3 - AFTER-SHOW GATHERING: At 9:30 p.m. (or whenever the concert ends) join us back on Zoom for a post-show discussion and gathering. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ OVERVIEW WHEN: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 TIME: Watch the show at 7 p.m. Join our Zoom social gathering at 6:30 p.m. Connect online on Zoom at 6:15 p.m. to make sure your audio and visual are working properly. SHOW RUNTIME: 2 hours, 30 minutes WEBSITE: https://www.youtube.com/user/ntdiscovertheatre WHERE: At your home, Anywhere ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ MEETUP ARRANGEMENTS Join Amy at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom for a 30-minute pre-show gathering. It's recommended you connect at 6:15 p.m. to ensure your audio and visual are working properly. At 7 p.m. watch the show with the group via Zoom or on your device. Join Amy at 9:30 p.m. (or whenever the show ends) on Zoom for a post-show gathering.

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