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March 21 to April 14 – Perfect Nonsense in Hartford, Connecticut

This will be its first performance in North America. For tickets and further information visit the website of the Hartford Stage here.


April 11 to 13 – Jeeves and the Song of Songs

World premiere of Jeeves and the Song of Songs at the King Alfred Phoenix Theatre, Golders Green, London, 11 to 13 April. This one-act play, written and directed by Francis Beckett, is a 50-minute stage adaptation of the story about Bertie and his friend Tuppy Glossop being induced to sing “Sonny Boy” to an East End audience. It will appear as half of a double bill alongside Michael Frayn’s one-act play Audience, directed by Debbie Lane. Further information: Mary Groom, GST publicity, 07773 571 533, mazza271@hotmail.com; Francis Beckett, 07813 001372, francis@francisbeckett.co.uk.


May 11 to 18 – A Damsel in Distress

The Whitefield Garrick Society perform “A Damsel in Distress” by PG Wodehouse and Ian Hay next May. Details are here. Director, Andrew Close, hopes to meet members attending.


May 24 – Gold Bats vs the Dulwich Dusters

The Society’s Gold Bats play their traditional match against the Dulwich Dusters at Dulwich College, London, SE21 7LE. The match (20 overs) starts at 6 pm, and will be followed by a barbecue.


May 26 – 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 31 and June 1 – Perfect Nonsense

Perfect Nonsense is on at the Hever Festival Theatre, Edenbridge, Kent at 2.00 pm and 8.00 pm on Friday, 31 May and 8.00 pm on Saturday, 1 June. Tickets are available here.


June 23 – Gold Bats vs Sherlock Holmes Society of London

The Gold Bats play the gentlemen of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London at the West Wycombe Cricket Club, Toweridge Lane, HP14 3AE. The match starts at 11 am, and those who come to urge the Gold Bats on to victory should bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in a bucolic setting.


June 30 – Richard Burnip’s Wodehouse Walk

See May 26 for details.


July 8 – Society meeting

At the Savile Club, 69 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4ER. Meetings start from 6 pm. Note that gentlemen must wear jackets, ties are preferred and no jeans or trainers are allowed.


September 29 – Richard Burnip’s Wodehouse Walk

See May 26 for details.


October 7 – Society AGM

At the Savile Club, 69 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4ER. Meetings start from 6 pm. Note that gentlemen must wear jackets, ties are preferred and no jeans or trainers are allowed.


Oct 17 to 20 – “Pigs Have Wings” at the Netherlands Plaza Hilton in Cincinnati, Ohio

This will be The Wodehouse Society’s 20th biennial convention. For information email Bill Scrivener at pgwcin@gmail.com, or visit The Wodehouse Society’s website (click here) and select “Conventions”. See also this Facebook page.

Future events

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