Tuesday, 24 May 2005
A super sing along show entitled Goodnight Sweetheart is coming to the Thameside Theatre, Grays on Saturday, 3 June at 7.30pm.
The show celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe. The audience will no doubt remember that the title of the show was a well-loved song made famous by Vera Lynn. The show opens with a wham-bam burst of marching songs, and is full of similarly popular tunes including, We'll Meet Again, White Cliffs of Dover, Lillie Marlene, All The Things You Are and That Lovely Weekend, as well as the great "character" songs such as Kiss Me Goodnight Sergeant Major and Pack Up Your Troubles.
In addition, there will be an Al Jolson medley and a nostalgic selection of Flanagan and Allen favourites. The audience are invited to join in at every opportunity and may come dressed in forties clothes if they wish. The performers will all be similarly attired in costumes and uniforms of the forties, and will chat freely to the audience to create a party atmosphere. There will also be flags to wave while joining in the singing.
The show is organised by Spun Gold Promotions. Director, Simon Gilbert, was leading man to Ginger Rogers in "Mame" at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London and the singing voice of Peter O'Toole in the United Artistes film "Man of La Mancha", including that great song The Impossible Dream.
The show has sold out already but you can put your name on a reserve list. Tickets are available from the Thameside Theatre Box Office on 01375 383961 priced at £10.00 each, £8.00 each for 10 or more tickets, £6.00 for groups of 30 and £9.00 each for Friends of the Thameside.