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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 18 – Jeeves and the Song of Songs

For one night only at the Barn Theatre, Welwyn, as part of the Welwyn drama festival. Book tickets here or phone 01707 324300.


May 24 – Gold Bats vs the Dulwich Dusters CANCELLED

The Society’s Gold Bats are unable to play their traditional match against the Dulwich Dusters this year. Despite best efforts, the Society has been unable to raise a team.


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