We speak with Katie Ashby, show’s director and cast member of The D-Day Darlings coming to Warwick School Bridge House Theatre on 18th May
Written by Clay on April 28, 2014
Pack up your troubles and join the D-Day Darlings for Afternoon Tea at Warwick School’s Bridge House Theatre
The D-Day Darlings are set to salute the efforts of pupils at Warwick School, who have been learning about World War II in a recent project. Rounding off the term in true wartime fashion, Bridge House Theatre will be serving tea and cake on Sunday 18th May as the D-Day Darlings sing “The Songs That Won The War”.
Katie Ashby, the show’s director and cast member speaks about the upcoming show, “We are excited to be performing at Bridge House Theatre as part of this year’s tour to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
Our show has gained quite a following from people who either lived during World War II or had family that did. However, we are more frequently meeting children and young adults who are intrigued by the era and it is so rewarding to see them get equally into the spirit during our shows.
It is hardly surprising that so many people are still fascinated by the era – wartime Britain is a massive part of our country’s heritage; it shaped who we are as a nation today.
My own interest in the nostalgia surrounding World War II inspired me to put together this show, which I hope the audience will agree, reflects the community spirit and patriotism that Britain was famed for.”
During this year’s tour, the D-Day Darlings will continue raising funds and awareness for the Royal British Legion who support war veterans, past and present, and their families.
Set in the heart of wartime Britain, the show tells a story of a vocal-harmony trio seeking to get their big break in the heart of WW2. Featuring memorable 1940’s songs from artists such as Gracie Fields, The Andrews Sisters and Dame Vera Lynn, who is also a keen supporter of the show.
The D-Day Darlings will be performing at 3pm on Sunday 18th May at Bridge House Theatre.
Tickets cost £10 adults or £5 children (aged 14 and under). Book online: bridgehousetheatre.co.uk or call the Ticket Office on 01926 776438.
More details of The D-Day Darlings can be found on their website www.ddaydarlings.com – you can also follow them on Twitter @ddaydarlings or ‘d-day darlings’ on Facebook.