Nostalgic journey through the events of World War ll

Caption: Soldiers, at back, from left, Jaco Brewis, Tejan Bhoola and Tyron Lundy.In front are Chad Emslie, Avinav Lundy and Geoffery de Vartek.Picture: Jane Amory:

Milnerton Players will stage musical production We’ll Meet Again at Milnerton Playhouse from Friday May 13 to Saturday May 28.

This multi-media production is a nostalgic journey through the events of World War ll.

From the chimes of Big Ben and the announcement that Britain was at war, the journalist and narrator (Chris Doran) brings the war years to life again.

Singer Vera Lynn (Rozelle Wilken) will transport audiences to another era. Songs will include We’ll Meet Again, Pack up your troubles, A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square, and I’ll be seeing you.

The set by Barry Altwig is designed to create the 1940s atmosphere and the live onstage band includes Tersia Harley on piano, Basil Heald on upright bass and Johann Rossouw on drums.

The musical production, originally devised and produced by Richard Loring, was performed at Soundstage in Midrand from 1989 and ran for five years around the country with iconic performers Dianne Chandler and John Lesley in the leading roles.

Ten percent of all ticket sales will be donated to the Theatre Benevolent Fund, established by Richard Loring to assist any workers in the entertainment industry in times of need.

There is a date night special of dinner and the show at R200 a person that is being offered with Woodbridge Island restaurant Beach Blanc throughout the run.

Evening shows are at 8pm. Tickets for Fridays and Saturdays cost R150; R140 for seniors, and R130 for members and students.

Saturday matinees at 2.30pm cost R140; R130 for seniors and R120 for members and students.

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