Jul 23 • 26M

Part 8: The Yanks Are Coming

(From the full 4-hour show)

 
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It is 1940. Two boys from London, Terry and Jack, aged seven and eleven, are being evacuated to escape German bombing. They end up in Cornwall, where they spend the next four years. The intensely moving musical by Terence Frisby tells the unforgettable story of those boys and their "second childhood". Full of surprising humour and memorable songs, this is a unique portrait of an extraordinary time in British history. "Enchanting, profoundly moving and delightful," Charles Spencer, the Telegraph. Starring John Owen-Jones, Katie Secombe, Rosie Cavaliero, Marcia Warren, Evie Hoskins, Ian Virgo, James Clyde, Peter Temple and others.
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Soldiers come to the village. There is a camp concert. 5-year old Teddy Willis is killed. Terry gets caned. Then the Americans arrive. A whole regiment of black GIs.

Includes the songs Sweet Sixteen, Bless ‘Em All and Got Any Gum, Chum?

Starring John Owen-Jones, Katy Secombe, Brandon McGuiness and Frankie Joel-Celoni. Adapted, directed and produced by Dominic Frisby.

Order original Kisses on a Postcard CDs here.

Kisses on a Postcard, the intensely moving musical by Terence Frisby, tells the story of two boys in WWII - Terry and Jack, aged seven and eleven, who, to escape German bombing, are evacuated from their family in south-east London to a tiny village in Cornwall, where they spend the next four years.

Full of surprising humour and memorable songs, this is unique portrait of an extraordinary time in British history.

“Enchanting, profoundly moving and delightful,” Charles Spencer, the Telegraph.