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Churchill Theatre marks WWI centenary

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

In honour of this event The Churchill Theatre, Bromley have some commemorate performances coming up.

Forces Sweethearts have been wowing audiences since 1995 with its unique blend of nostalgia and song. They return to Bromley for the third consecutive year on Monday 17th March.

Beryl and Carolyn are our two sweethearts and for 2014 they will be remembering The Great War with a selection of cheerful songs from the hit Joan Littlewood musical Oh What A Lovely War! including Pack Up Your Troubles, It’s a Long Way To Tipperary, Goodbyee and Goodbye Dolly Grey. The show will include all your 1940s favourites too – Vera Lynn, Anne Shelton, Marlene Dietrich, Gracie Fields, George Formby and many more. As always, audiences will be singing along from beginning to end!

Private Peaceful comes to Bromley from Wednesday 26th – Saturday 29th March. The show relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night he looks back at his short but joyful past. Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year award, the hugely popular novel Private Peaceful is by the former Children’s Laureate, Michael Morpurgo (War Horse). A film version of the book was released in 2012.

The Two Worlds Of Charlie F is performed by serving and veteran soldiers, and explores the effects of injury and its impact on others, before, during and after the war and is the winner of the 2012 Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award. Moving from the war in Afghanistan, through the dream world of morphine-induced hallucinations to the physio rooms of Headley Court, the play explores the consequences of injury, both physical and psychological, and its effects on others as the soldiers fight to win the new battle for survival at home.

You can book to see the shows on ATG Tickets.

Greg Jameson
Greg Jameson
Book editor, with an interest in cult TV.

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