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What we do: the club books seats and arranges coach transport for members and guests to attend plays and concerts, starting from Kingsbridge in Devon. The planned events are listed in programmes issued about four times a year. The venues are mainly in Plymouth, Torbay and Exeter but we occasionally travel much further afield. See more at About Us.
Club Deadlines Coming Up Soon Shows in January / February / Early March
  • BSO's 'Glorious Mozart' - Feb 2
  • 'Jane Eyre' - Feb 9
  • BSO's 'Russian Fire' - Feb 15
  • 'La Bohème' - Feb 15
Wed 15 Feb
'Mamma Mia' at the Lyric Theatre, Plymouth
Thu 9 Mar
BRB's 'Cinderella' at the Lyric Theatre, Plymouth

Book with Nick as described in the Newsletter below.
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Helpful comments, useful advice and requests for help are welcome.
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POSTED (27 July 2015)

Recalling the club’s donation of £500 to the Theatre Royal Regeneration Project in 2013, on completion of our theatre tour on 1st July we looked for our star in the paving outside. We found it, amongst many, in the passage to the left of the building. Here is the picture (RS):

NEWSLETTER 1 January 2017  (12 December 2016)
Dear SHTCC Member/s,

Please find our first programme of the coming year on the Programme page.
I hope you enjoy it and are able to book some shows that appeal to you.

First things first though. It's Membership Renewal time. Your 2017 annual subscription to the South Hams Theatre & Concert Club is due on the 1st January, 2017. If you have set up a standing order or are a new member who joined since the 1st October you do not need to do anything further. Thank you! Otherwise, if you wish to remain a member of the club, please send a cheque for £6 (individual) or £10 (joint) made out to SHTCC, 14 Southville Gardens, Kingsbridge  TQ7 1LE . If you don’t wish to remain a member please let
us know. We’ll be sorry to see you go but it makes our life so much easier if we know not to chase you.
This programme includes some shows from the last programme together with newly announced shows: a BSO concert in Plymouth, ‘Not Dead Enough’ a play based on Peter James’ (a great story teller) novel, the musical ‘Sister Act’ and ‘War Horse’ which is being performed in 2018 but the company want the booking confirmations and the money in 2017!

The 34 members who went on the club’s third trip to Stratford upon Avon were blown away by the performance of 'The Tempest'. Ariel was fantastic and the hi-tec effects were spectacular. It was altogether a good trip which reminds me that I am still waiting for members suggestions for 2017’s venue for a ‘further afield’ trip. Let me know. Bristol, Bath?

We were made aware of the sad news that June Mills, past chairman of the club, recently passed away. I believe that June and Peter Mills took over running the Club from Wendy Hammett and Dot Sloman in September 1991, Peter having been persuaded to become Treasurer a little earlier. They handed over to Dennis Bastin towards the end of 1998. The club acknowledges her wonderful contribution to its long term success.

New recruits to the committee; Gill White and Lorraine Buckley have a good grip of their respective club jobs. Gill has the job of Membership Secretary and Lorraine is Ticket Secretary. Lorraine has requested that all envelopes used for bookings as SAE’s are DL size (220x110mm) so she doesn’t have to fold theatre tickets.

Jenny and I have club postcards to give away to prospective members and put on public noticeboards to help with recruiting new members. Please ask either of us if you would like to distribute some.

For a number of reasons the club will no longer accept ‘Theatre Tokens’ but we will continue to accept Theatre Royal Plymouth’s gift vouchers. TRP gift vouchers can be purchased online, over the phone or in person at the Box Office and used as a credit against any TRP production or in the restaurant. They are valid for four years from the date of purchase, gift vouchers can be used in part or whole and redeemed when booking online, over the telephone or in person.

See you soon on a coach going to a theatre somewhere!

Best wishes,

Nick Alen


For more information on the club click the appropriate link under the title above
Coming Soon shows booked but not yet on sale by the club:
  24 May Gilbert & Sullivan’s ‘Patience’

25 July
‘The Play That Goes Wrong’

28 November
‘Cosi Fan Tutte’
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