Show’s tribute to life on the Home Front
PUBLISHED: 12:49 27 March 2015 | UPDATED: 12:49 27 March 2015
Members of Gorleston-based Dusmagrik Young People’s Theatre Company have been busy over the last few weeks learning about life in the 1940’s in readiness for their next show Bless ‘Em All.
Seventy years on from the end of the Second World War, the show looks at life on the Home Front through the eyes of evacuees and factory workers and pays tribute to the soldiers, sailors, airmen and members of the Home Guard.
Cast members aged from six to 18 will perform well known songs of the era including those made famous by Gracie Fields, Vera Lynn and Flannagan and Allen and invite audience members to sing along with old favourites such as Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye, We’ll Meet Again and Underneath The Arches.
They also take a humorous look at the trials and tribulations of queues and rationing through short sketches.
Rehearsing these has turned into a mini history lesson according to director Mary Carter.
“Getting to grips with the terminology used for pounds, shillings and pence has taken some time and we had to explain about why a lot of things including elastic and fresh eggs were in short supply, but the cast are doing well and looking forward to the show.”
Bless ‘Em All will be presented at the Pavilion Theatre from Thursday, April 9 to Saturday, April 11 at 7.30pm with and a matinee on the Saturday at 2pm. A bucket collection will be taken after each performance in aid of Scotty’s Little Soldiers - a charity dedicated to supporting the children of men and women killed while serving in the British Armed Forces.
To book tickets contact the theatre box office 01493 662832 or online at www.gorlestonpavilion.co.uk
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