Some Sunny Day (February 2017)
15th, 16th & 17th February 2017
at St. Edward’s Senior School Performance Hall, Cirencester Road, Cheltenham.
A publication is available on request on CD ROM of the collected stories of local people which was used to write the script for the Show.
Exhibition of clothing, household items, publications, personal memorabilia and other things from WW2 and the 1940s. Exhibition also opened Friday 17th Feb 2pm-4pm.
“Some Sunny Day” presented songs of the period linked with ‘stories’ of WW2 and the 40s. We assembled an extensive collection of stories, photographs, anecdotes for the script and interesting items from the period. The stories included the very funny, serious accounts of men and women who lost their lives, and what people and school children did to support the war effort. There was poetry; there was prose; there were galleries which told a story. Nearly all the material had been supplied by local people and most had not been published before.
There were opportunities for the audience to join in familiar songs.
There was a drama linking the items. It is the Spring of 1947. The War ended nearly two years ago and the boys and girls have finally been demobbed. The country has just been through the bad winter of 1946-7. The Village (Charlton St. Mary’s) wants a celebration show in early summer so a Committee has been set up. They want to outdo the neighbouring village of Little Binding! We were eavesdropping on the Committee as they worked on the show and remembered what they’d been through.