Valley Players bring tales of World War Two to life on stage

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A DRAMA group is bringing war time memories to the stage this April.

The Valley Players are now into their 46th year, and have a history of staging three plays a season for at least three decades now.

After 45 years of amateur dramatics – treading the boards, set design, and various back stage jobs – Ralph Maughan is making his directing debut, with the group’s latest production of ‘And a Nightingale Sang, by C P Taylor.

The action of the play is set against the terrifying backdrop of World War Two where an eccentric Geordie family wage their personal battles.

Filled with the music of the 1940s, this bittersweet comedy is an affectionate and moving picture of the survival of everyday life in those turbulent times.

The part of the daughter, Joyce Stott, is played by Savannah Cadman in her first acting role for The Valley Players.

She has the help and support to learn her lines from her own mother, regular Valley Players performer Tracey Cadman, who is playing her sister in the show, Helen Stott.

And a Nightingale Sang will be at the Community Centre on Elsdon Avenue, Seaton Delaval, from Tuesday, April 12, to Thursday, April 14, starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets priced at £6 or £5 for concessions are available on the door or by calling (0191) 237 3035.