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The P G Wodehouse Society (UK)

December 21 2017 - March 4 2018 – John Lithgow's Stories by Heart in New York City

Virtuosity and imagination combine in one utterly unique event, as Tony and Emmy Award winner John Lithgow creates a singularly intimate evening. With equal measures of humor and heart, he evokes memories of family, explores and expands the limits of the actor’s craft, and masterfully conjures a cast of indelible characters from classic short stories by Ring Lardner and PG Wodehouse. Lithgow elevates the magic of storytelling to masterful new heights, with a performance the New York Times calls “a tour de force”. The venue is the American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd Street. Tickets are available here.

January 24 - February 18 – Jeeves Takes A Bow at the North Carolina Stage Company

This play, adapted from PGW by Margaret Raether, has received excellent reviews wherever it has played. For details and tickets, see the NC Stage Company’s website here.

February 12, 13, 14 – Hal Cazalet live in London

Hal Cazalet returns to Crazy Coqs on 12, 13, 14 February to celebrate the centenary of PG Wodehouse on Broadway and his fellow wordsmiths. Featuring special guests Janie Dee and Barbara Moore (subject to availability), and with Simon Beck on piano. Directed by Hugh Wooldridge. Hal, PGW’s accomplished step great-grandson, introduces his favourite songs celebrating the birth of the Broadway musical and the very best theatrical writing of the last 100 years. Featuring the work of PG Wodehouse, Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, Alan Jay Lerner, Hammerstein, Cole Porter, Adam Guettel, Noël Coward, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber with Alan Aykbourn, Dudley Moore, and a few surprises ... Crazy Coqs is an intimate art deco cabaret theatre near Piccadilly Circus. With such a short run it is advisable to book early. More details here.

February 26 – Society meeting

Sam Jordison of the Guardian is our speaker at our new venue, the Savile Club, 69 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4ER. Meetings start from 6 pm and note that gentlemen must wear a jacket and ties are preferred. No jeans or trainers are allowed at the Savile.

April 8 – Richard Burnip’s Wodehouse Walk

Richard Burnip will lead a Wodehouse-themed walk for London Walks (note: this is not a Society-sponsored event). The usual fee is £10 but our members get a discounted price of £8. No need to book a place; just be at Exit 2 (Park Lane East side) of Marble Arch Underground station at 2.30pm and identify yourself as a Society member.

May 25 – Gold Bats vs Dulwich Dusters

Further details of this hotly contested fixture will be announced in the March 2018 issue of Wooster Sauce.

May 31 - June 23 – Love on the Links by PG Wodehouse at the Salisbury Playhouse

Tickets are available here. Also, on Saturday 9 June 2018 a few members of the Society will be attending the matinee performance. If you would like to join them for a chat or a meal after the performance please contact the website editor (click here to email), who will forward your name and contact details to the appropriate person.

July 16 – Society meeting

At the Savile Club.

September 11 - 15 – Perfect Nonsense in Stamford

Perfect Nonsense will pop up in an amateur production in Stamford, Lincolnshire. Tool up the A1 for 91 miles and make for the Shoestring Theatre, 11 - 15 September 2018. Tickets can be bought here.

September 17 – Society meeting

At the Savile Club.

October 11 – Dinner at Gray's Inn

Every two years the Society holds a formal dinner and, of late, these have been at Gray's Inn. Further details and application forms will be in the March 2018 issue of Wooster Sauce.

Future events

Here’s a list of what’s coming up in the Society’s near future