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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 October
  • Glyndebourne's 'Don Giovanni' - Oct 6
  • 'Mamma Mia' - Oct 13

Thu 20 Oct
Sat 29 Oct

BSO's '
Introspective Elgar' at the Great Hall, Exeter
BRB's 'Tempest' at the Lyric Theatre, Plymouth (matinée)
Book in the normal way with Jo.
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RECENT (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 3  (14 July 2016)
Dear SHTCC Member/s,

After quite a wait for the theatres to publish their programmes for the autumn (winter) season please find enclosed our second programme of the year. This is very much a musically orientated one-with classical concerts, big bands, military bands, ballets, opera and musicals! There is even a play. I wish there were more but unless members sign up for the plays at the Northcott we are likely to continue to see this problem.

We held the club's AGM in April and the minutes have been published on the club website. A brief summary of the meeting follows:

The club continues to be in a healthy state financially (accounts are on the web site) and the membership was standing at 330. The continuing challenge is to attract new members. A discussion followed on how we could do more to help with this.

The existing committee members, helpers and coach hosts were thanked as was the Crabshell for providing the room at no cost to the club.

Brian Hayden and Rodney Strong have both agreed to continue in their duties as Coach Organiser and Web Manager respectively. Jo Farrell was re-elected as Booking Secretary, Jenny Arnold was re-elected as Publicity Manager and minutes secretary and I was re-elected as Chairman and acting treasurer.

The next AGM was scheduled for the Wednesday 22nd March.

At the AGM both Lorraine Buckley and Gill White came forward and volunteered to help on the committee. Gill will take on the membership secretary's role and Lorraine will understudy Jo with a view to taking on the ticket secretary's job. We are looking forward to working with them both later in September when they join they join the committee and start their activities.

The trip to Stratford upon Avon on Nov 30 to see the RSC perform 'The Tempest' was a sell out and we even had to turn away some members. As a consequence, for future away trips, we will give booking preference to members, so guests will only be accepted if there is availability at the trip's deadline.

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

Best wishes,
Nick Alen
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Coming Soon 2017 shows booked but not yet on sale by the club:
  2 January BSO's New Year Concert

1 February
'Ghost - The Musical'

16 March
'BSO's 'Russian Fire' Concert

19 April WNO's 'La Bohème'

25 April
The Commitments

4 May
Jane Eyre
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