This Autumn, the brand new musical, Keep The Home Fires Burning, will be touring the UK, as part of the national centenary commemoration of the end of World War One.
This thrilling show, featuring over 30 of the incredible songs from the era, will be performed for one night only at The Customs House, and local group The Customs House Voices Choir have been asked to appear alongside the professional performers to add a wonderful local touch to this special performance.
The show’s Creator and Director, Alan Bowles said, “We are thrilled that The Custom Voices Choir are going to be appearing with us. They are an incredibly talented group of singers and we are having a lot of fun working together on some absolutely terrific music.
As we tour the UK, it is really exciting to be able to offer local singers the chance to join us for this very unique Centenary Tour, and we hope that people will support them and the incredibly hard work they are putting into learning these beautiful, poignant songs.”
Based on real events, the show follows our young heroes on their brave quest through the trenches and battlefields of France, as well as the stories of the loyal loved ones they left behind.
It features a selection of the very best songs of the era: Some very well-known sing-a-long tunes such as It’s A Long Way to Tipperary, Pack Up Your Troubles and Oh What A Lovely War, as well as some of the more forgotten melodies of the time including the heartfelt and poignant Bells of St Marys and Roses of Picardy, not to forget the title song itself: Keep The Home Fires Burning.
Together we will rediscover the events of this most challenging and tumultuous period of our history and the wonderful music that was forged within it, despite the circumstances and the horrors of war.
The show is a celebration of the human spirit over adversity, commemorating the resilience and bravery of the people involved and remembering the ultimate sacrifice that was given by so many.
Also featuring a live band, this is your ‘once in a century’ chance to see this special show in the Great War Centenary year.
Tickets are on sale now. Book now to make sure you get a seat.
Price: from £18.00
Venue: Main Auditorium
Running Time: 120 mins