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P G Wodehouse is widely regarded as the greatest comic author of the twentieth century. He wrote more than 70 novels and 200 short stories, creating numerous much-loved characters, including the inimitable Jeeves and Wooster, Lord Emsworth and his beloved Empress of Blandings, Mr Mulliner, Ukridge, Psmith and the Oldest Member.


His humorous – often hilarious – articles were published in more than 80 magazines, including contributions to Punch over a period of 60 years, and Wodehouse was also a celebrated lyricist, collaborating with Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Ivor Novello, and Cole Porter on many hit musicals for both Broadway and the West End.


The P G Wodehouse Society (UK) celebrates the life and work of this extraordinarily talented and kindly man. We organise many enjoyable social events for members to meet fellow enthusiasts and produce a much-praised quarterly magazine, Wooster Sauce.


Please explore our website using the options to the left, to find out more about our Society and the genius of P G Wodehouse! There is also much valuable reference material which we hope you will enjoy or find useful for any research.


And keep an eye on this website, as we will soon have an oojah-cum-spiff new version!


Toodle pip for now


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NEWS


By Jeeves, By Jove!


If Ayckbourn and Lloyd Webber's production has passed you by, you have the chance to catch it at the Trinity Arts Centre in Tunbridge Wells this coming week, from 23rd to 30th August. The Box Office phone number is 01892 678678, or click here.


J & W Cross The North Sea

For most of us, anything by PGW in Swedish would indeed be Perfect Nonsense, but not for Wodehouseans who are natives of Sweden. See here for news of Bertie and Jeeves' upcoming trip to Scandinavia.


The President’s Pleasure

On Thursday 3rd July at 11.30am, our President, Sir Terry Wogan no less, will be appearing on Radio 4 in ‘With Great Pleasure’, in which he will present his favourite readings of poetry and prose. We are assure that “the glorious P G Wodehouse” will feature strongly!


Make your own 'Perfect Nonsense'

If you belong to an ambitious theatre group and think you could carry off producing your own version of the J & W West End hit, then you need to read this (click here).


Wodehouse's Verse At Poet In the City

Click here for a review of the highly successful evening on April 14th.


The Society is delighted to tell the world that Sir Terry Wogan KBE DL has accepted the offer to become our new President. See here for the full story.

(Sir Terry’s predecessor and the Society’s first President, Richard Briers CBE, passed away on 17th February, 2013, peacefully at his home at the age of 79. He had been battling a lung condition for several years. A tribute to Richard from the Society’s Chairman Hilary Bruce can be found here and please also click here to read Richard's message as President to visitors to the site.)



A Rare Insight

Norman Murphy's latest book offers readers a chance to read some of the Master's jottings in the early stages of his career (click here).


PGW In Verse

Tony Ring has also gone back to Plum’s early days, to pick a hundred of his poetical works. See here for more details and how to buy and here for a review.


Perfect Nonsense and Jeeves and the Wedding Bells

Towards the end of 2013 two significant media events took place – the opening of the West End production of Perfect Nonsense, and the Sebastian Faulks “homage” to Wodehouse book, Jeeves And The Wedding Bells. Previews, reviews and numerous other articles for both appeared in the press with increasing regularity as the important dates came and went. Almost all of them were very favourable, and we have collated a list of the most significant ones, which can be found here.


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LATEST CHANGES:


Recent events (30 July); Quiz (9 June); Stage, TV and Radio (4 June)


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For a message from our Society patron, HRH The Duke Of Kent, please click here.


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