8th Dec, 2016

Songs That Won The War visits arts centre

Aaron Wise 23rd Apr, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

EVESHAM residents are being invited to step back in time to the 1940s when an acclaimed wartime musical visits town.

The D-Day Darlings will perform their nostalgic production of ‘The Songs That Won The War’ at Evesham Arts Centre on Saturday, May 28 as part of a major UK tour.

Set in 1939, a tale unfolds of a vocal-harmony which takes the audience on a magical journey and is sure to evoke warm memories for all.

The light-hearted production features a selection of unforgettable 1940’s songs including ‘We’ll Meet Again’, ‘Now is the Hour’, ‘White Cliffs of Dover’ and ‘Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy’.

Proudly supported by Dame Vera Lynn and the Royal British Legion, the show re-creates the music and memories from the heart of wartime Britain.

Katie Ashby, producer and director of the show said: “We’re looking forward to returning to Evesham as part of our 2016 tour.

“The D-Day Darlings have built quite a following over the past ten years at various military events, including the RAF Defford annual show at Croome.

“It’s always an honour to commemorate such a key part of our modern history whilst singing memorable songs from the era.

“However, performing The Songs That Won The War to a theatre audience also gives us the opportunity to tell an uplifting story, which reflects the community spirit that kept our nation strong through difficult times.

“We’re hoping for a full house at Evesham Arts Centre so come along and let us share the music and memories that kept Britain smiling through its darkest days.”

The event starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £14 for adults and £12 for concessions.

Call the theatre’s Box Office on 01386 446 944 or visit www.eveshamartscentre.co.uk for more information.