Keep the Home Fires Burning – a new musical commemorating First world war Centenary

3 October 2018 | Chloe Bowerbank

This Autumn the brand new musical, Keep the Home Fires Burning, will be touring the UK, as part of the national centenary commemoration of the end of World War One.

This thrilling show, featuring over 30 of the incredible songs from the era, will be touring the UK during Autumn 2018, featuring a multi-talented cast of actors, singers and musicians, who are joined at each venue by a local choir.

I hope that people around the country will join us for an evening featuring a wide variety of styles of music that are all truly wonderful, brought to life by extremely talented performers.
Alan Bowles, Creator and Director

The show’s Creator and Director, Alan Bowles said, “I have always found it fascinating that from the horror of war comes such incredible human advancement: in medicine, social change, art, and especially in music. It is this wonderful creativity that emerges from these dark times that our show aims to celebrate, and through the music commemorate the sacrifice made by so many. I am so proud of our team and the show we have produced. I hope that people around the country will join us for an evening featuring a wide variety of styles of music that are all truly wonderful, brought to life by extremely talented performers.”

Based on real events, the show follows our young heroes on their brave quest through the trenches and battlefields of France, as well as the stories of the loyal loved ones they left behind.

It features a selection of the very best songs of the era: Some very well-known sing-a-long tunes such as It’s A Long Way to Tipperary, Pack Up Your Troubles and Oh What A Lovely War, as well as some of the more forgotten melodies of the time including the heartfelt and poignant Bells of St Marys and Roses of Picardy, not to forget the title song itself: Keep The Home Fires Burning!

Together we will rediscover the events of this most challenging and tumultuous period of our history and the wonderful music that was forged within it, despite the circumstances and the horrors of war.

The show is a celebration of the human spirit over adversity, commemorating the resilience and bravery of the people involved and remembering the ultimate sacrifice that was given by so many.

Also featuring a live band, this is your ‘once in a century’ chance to see this special show in the Great War Centenary year!

Tickets are on sale now! And you can find find your nearest performance by visiting http://forgottenmelodies.co.uk/

Forgotten Melodies Ltd Company Number: 11193748 15 Sandfield Meadow, Lichfield WS13 6NH