WW2 nostalgia inspires a show
Warwick School pupils, who have been learning about the Second World War, will be invited, along with the general public, to see the D-Day Darlings perform their show, The Songs That Won The War, on Sunday (May 18) at 3pm.
Director and cast member Katie Ashby said: “We are excited to be performing at Bridge House Theatre as part of this year’s tour to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
“Our show has gained quite a following from people who either lived during World War II or had family that did. But we are more frequently meeting children and young adults who are intrigued by the era and it is so rewarding to see them get equally into the spirit during our shows.
“It is hardly surprising that so many people are still fascinated by the era – wartime Britain is a massive part of our country’s heritage; it shaped who we are as a nation today.”
Katie said her own interest in the nostalgia surrounding the period inspired her to create the show, which is raising funds for the Royal British Legion throughout its national tour.
Set in the heart of wartime Britain, the show - which features 1940s songs by artists such as Gracie Fields, the Andrews Sisters and Dame Vera Lynn - tells a story of a vocal-harmony trio seeking to get their big break during the Second World War.
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