My name is Sonja Sparrow and I am a member of the PHSG. In my spare time, I am the Membership Secretary of the Dorset Theatre-Goer’s Club (DTGC) – a Dorset organisation for lovers of theatre in the Weymouth, Dorchester, Blandford, Wimborne and Ferndown areas of Dorset. (Separate independent branches cover the Bournemouth and Purbeck areas.)
DTGC was established in 1970 by Graham Jenkins, now our Honorary President, and the Club has been run continuously, largely by volunteers, since then.
About once a month we travel by specially-chartered coaches from local pick-up points to see a play or musical (or perhaps the occasional ballet or opera). We normally go to matinees on a Saturday, and occasionally on a Wednesday or a Thursday, at leading theatres throughout the south of England. In the past these have included venues in Bath, Brighton, Bristol, Chichester, Exeter, Guildford, London, Newbury, Plymouth, Richmond, Salisbury, Sonning, Southampton, Windsor and Woking.
Events to look forward to are: “Before the Party” – comedy in the Theatre Royal, Bath on 10th September. Visit the Garrick Club including a meal in London on 1st October OR “Mamma Mia” – musical in the Novello Theatre (both afternoon events).
If you enjoy travelling in comfort to see live theatre, combined with a great day out, then Dorset Theatre-Goers’ Club may be for you. Call Sonja on 01202 801285 (answering machine available) for more information or check out our very informative website www.dorsettheatregoersclub.co.uk