Play honours heroes
As the centenary celebrations commemorating World War I come to an end, one of the most significant events will be Armistice Day on November 11.
After the Armistice was signed, hostilities drew to an end and the Great War was eventually over.
Te Awamutu Light Operatic Society has put together a musical tribute to all those who served.
Here’s To Our Heroes writer and director Fiona Miller has included more than 50 songs from 1914-1918 to evoke the atmosphere and emotions of the time.
Fiona says a wide range of feelings are encapsulated in the show.
“No apology is made for what may be a rollercoaster of emotion,” she says.
“From the dark humour of the trenches to the joyful celebrations when the war was over, there is something for everyone.”
The cast and band have worked hard to provide a show that entertains while honouring the memory of our brave heroes.
“The cast embodies the family atmosphere of the time as it includes a wide age range, three married couples and a mother/ daughter duo.
“Technical support is provided by one entire family group.”
With a short season of five performances, snap up your tickets now to avoid disappointment.
Here’s To Our Heroes comes to the Woolshed Theatre on November 11, 15 and 16 at 7.30pm, November 17 at 2pm and November 18 at 4.30pm.
Tickets $20 from www.iticket.co.nz or Te Awamutu i-Site.
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Actors, from left, Jon Hurst, Levi Hanna, Rylan Richardson and Cyril Morris, on a “sand-bagged trench”.