In December 2019, our visit to the
Wokingham Theatre was to see Christmas Carol that heart-warming eternal
contribution to our Christmas entertainment. This year’s production was
no less inspiring than those in previous years. Mr Scrooge was his
normal tight-with-money self, totally lacking feelings for those in
need and even refusing Christmas invitations and greetings from his
family and strangers who he passed in the street. For somebody with
lots of money he was very grumpy! Mr Scrooge was once again put through
his short, but scary rehabilitation overnight, where his past sins
could be relived with the help of angels. As you would expect at
Christmas there was a happy and hearty ending with a Christmas carol
being sung by the whole cast and audience. Relief swept through the
audience - after all it was Christmas.
again the Theatre cast and back-stage support was excellent from
beginning to end. In this case some actors’ voices needed to be
strengthened at times, especially for those in the audience who had
partial hearing issues. Once again though, the story was strong, the
stage scenery was immaculate and the actors were outstanding. I am
never disappointed with Wokingham Theatre productions and I for one
will return many times in the future.
For our group
Christmas meal we went back to Easthampstead Park. It is under new
ownership (as a Hotel) and they are in the process of refurbishing both
the rooms and public spaces. As usual, this annual meeting was well
attended with 46 members sitting down to the meal.
event of 2020 was Skittles at the Binfield Club (including a hot and
cold buffet). 30 members had a great evening knocking down the skittles
(or missing them completely!). The only problem was that you had to
keep setting them up again. We all enjoyed the evening and I’m sure it
will be repeated soon.