D-Day Darlings re-create the music of wartime Britain

D-Day Darlings, part of Chesterfield WW2 weekend
D-Day Darlings, part of Chesterfield WW2 weekend
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The D-Day Darlings, 
Pomegranate Theatre

This group are truly getting In The Mood for paying tribute to World War Two music during Chesterfield’s Forties & Vintage Weekend.

The D-Day Darlings sing The Songs That Won the War to raise funds and awareness for the Royal British Legion on Sunday at 2pm.

The show forms part of the fourth 1940s and Vintage Weekend that will take place in venues acrossthe town f4rom Friday to Sunday. Events range from jive lessons to a showing of Ken Loach’s film Spirit of 45, a vintage fair and homefront re-enactments at the town’s museum and art gallery.

For details, go to http://www.chesterfield.co.uk/

Katie Ashby, the show’s director who plays the role of Sylvia Spencer, said: “It is so reassuring to us that the enthusiasm we have for the inspiring era of wartime Britain is also shared by many others, and I think that events like these are perfect for recognising the patriotic and celebratory spirit that kept our nation strong despite hard times.

“We hope that we will have a strong turnout this time round as this is a great opportunity to highlight the amazing work that the Royal British Legion continue to do with war veterans, past and present.”

The show tells a story of a vocal-harmony trio seeking to get their big break in the heart of WW2.

It includes an array of memorable songs that were popular in the 1940s, from artists such as Gracie Fields, The Andrews Sisters and Dame Vera Lynn.

Box office: call 01246 345222, visit the theatre on Corporation Street or go online www.chesterfieldvenues.co.uk