Rose Street Theatre Club
The Rose Street Theatre Club (RSTC) arranges approximately 16 theatre trips a year, ranging from Popular Musicals to Classical Concerts, and from Plays to Operas. All trips are by coach, picking up at a number of stops from Sandhurst through to Wokingham (including Nine Mile Ride, Rose Street and the Three Frogs), and the cost of the coach is included in the overall cost of the outing.
We aim to offer an exciting and comprehensive range of activities' and is 'a welcoming and safe way' to visit local theatres as well as the big London shows - something few elderly or handicapped people living alone would ever attempt. We feel we meet the 'social needs of our community' in a very practical way, and have seen many friendships established that extend beyond the club's activities.
|21 December||'The Glory of Christmas'||Royal Albert Hall (evening)|
|3 January 2018||'My Fair Lady'||Mill at Sonning Dinner/ Theatre (evening)|
|18 January||Edgar Wallace: 'The Case of the Frightened Lady'||Theatre Royal, Windsor (matinee)|
|22 February||London Chamber Orchestra||Cadogan Hall (evening)|
|10 March||Reading Male Voice Choir||Wokingham Methodist Church (evening)|
|13 March||At Home with the Magic Circle||following Afternoon Tea at The Wesley Hotel (MIC) (evening)|
|24 April||'The Mousetrap'||St Martin's Theatre, West End (evening)|
|9 May||'An Officer & A Gentleman'||Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe (evening)|
|12 June||Outing to Laycock Abbey||Lunch at Chippenham (#)|
|24 July||'The Unexpected Guest'||Mill at Sonning Dinner/ Theatre (evening)|
|7 August||'The King and I'||London Palladium (evening)|
|(#) Outings organised through the Church for which some seats will be available for RSTC members|
Annual Report (February 2017)
RSTC continues its role as a 'social group' within the Church reaching out not only to those within the Church but out into the community. We have seen those who have had no church connections come into the life of our Church either as regular worshippers or at a time of bereavement.
Membership now stands at 554 and is so popular that we have 39 on the waiting list who would like to join.
We aim to offer an exciting and comprehensive range of activities and is a welcoming and safe way to visit local theatres as well as the big London shows - something few elderly or handicapped people living alone would ever attempt. We feel we meet the social needs of our community in a very practical way, and have seen many friendships established that extend beyond the club's activities.
It is also a pleasure to see RSTC members participating in other church activities. The MORS and Contact programmes that are now regularly distributed with our postings have attracted several RSTC members to talks and events, with attendance at MORS major fund-raising concerts being boosted significantly by RSTC support. We also held a RSTC Church service in November.
We are also most grateful to all those RSTC members who regularly volunteer to help with the Coffee Mornings in The Meeting Place and for the donations made to the Church in appreciation of the Club.
We thank all our very dedicated committee members.
Tony King (Chairman)