THE SEAFORD Musical Theatre cast and crew will be taking their audiences back to war time England during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee week, June 6-9. When The Lights Go On Again, by Roy Sault, is a clever musical observation on the humour that took the nation through the dark years; rationing, school concerts, air raids, queues and spam all get a look in, along with the hilarious sergeant major and his motley crew at the Camp Concert. The script follows the Parker family and their interactions with their community with many members writing moving letters to relatives and loved ones who have been called up for the war effort.
The nostalgic and haunting songs include The White Cliffs of Dover and some wonderful fun children’s classics, performed by the SMT Junior section, including Run, Rabbit, Run. The classic comedy characters of Gran, Vera and Elsie will have the audience in stitches and the show culminates in a singalong VE/VJ Day community street party. Directed by Julie Terry, this is a show not to be missed. Performances take place at the Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane Car Park, Seaford from 6-9 June at 7.30pm with an additional matinee performance on the 9th at 2.30pm.
Tickets cost £9/£6 and £7.50 for NUS card holders and are available from the Tourist Information Centre, Church Street, Seaford, on 01323 897426