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Stage Set For Songs And Stories Of Wartime Years April 29, 2004 Article in the East Kent Mercury (Kent, England) By Sue Briggs NOSTALGIA will be in the air at the Astor Theatre Arts Centre when songs and stories of the war years come to the stage in Deal. The Downs branch of the Royal British Legion is hosting a visit by a Canadian group who will present their show for two nights. Branch chairman and secretary Keith Atkinson said: “The young Canadians are very enthusiastic about coming to Deal with their production. Their aim is to teach the many lessons that can be learnt from examining the challenges faced by ordinary men and women who served their country during the years of conflict and to meet as many ex-servicemen and women as possible.” After 10 years of being encouraged to take the show on the road, 440 Productions has designed its Time to Remember to weave the music of the war years with stories of ordinary people caught up in the reality and romance of the Second World War. Old favourites It’s A Long Way to Tipperary and Pack Up Your Troubles will be sung, along with All The Nice Girls Love A Sailor, The White Cliffs of Dover and There’ll Always Be An England. Service training antics will be relived and there will be a touch of love with stories of young recruits and their sweethearts. There will also be serious moments in the production, and the show ends with renditions of We’ll Meet Again and Wish Me Luck. Time to Remember starts at 7.30pm on Monday and Tuesday, May 17 and 18. The show is being sponsored by the Downs branch of the Royal British Legion. The price of the tickets is £2 and there will be a raffle and a retiring collection for the Poppy Appeal. Tickets are available from the Downs branch club in Market Street, Deal, or by post from R. Tyack, 11 Poulders Road, Sandwich, CT13 0BB, or by phone 01304 617821.
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