Dear Members Re: Future Theatre Trips In response to the Government’s guidelines, The Mill at Sonning have now closed the theatre for now so the production of ‘Relatively Speaking’ on Saturday 4 April will no longer go ahead. The Mill has asked patrons not to phone the box office so the information we have is taken from their website. According to the website the theatre is hoping that all ticket holders will accept a credit note for their tickets. The reason for this is that The Mill is a small concern that relies on the goodwill of patrons and volunteers to keep the theatre and restaurant in business. As we have actually paid for the tickets for that trip, we have decided that we will hold our booking for the future, so those members who were going, have a credit for the future performance.
The trip to Salisbury on 20 June for the AGM and ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ has also been cancelled. Salisbury Playhouse said the performance will be going ahead as planned but the closing date for applications is 9 April and so far only 80 members have booked. It is clear that many members have already become cautious about booking future theatre trips. The booking forms and cheques that we hold for this trip will be shredded in a safe manner.
Under current circumstances the committee has decided it would be advisable to suspend all future theatre trips at the present time. When life returns to normal and theatres and other public places re-open, we will review the position and decide when it is safe for us to attend the theatre again.The committee thank you for your loyal support and hope that you all keep well during this uncertain period. Best wishesDee Bonham-Christie, Chairperson, DTGC
PS: Some members may be aware of BBC Radio 4 Extra that can be accessed on a DAB radio or the BBC Sounds App on a laptop or tablet. They broadcast excellent plays from their archive that we can listen to until we resume our theatre going.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CLUB HAS PICK-UP POINTS IN WEYMOUTH, DORCHESTER including POUNDBURY, BLANDFORD, WIMBORNE AND FERNDOWN