Spirit of the Blitz
About the show
With 'Poppy Day' not very far away, Lakeside offers you a show that that will lift your spirits and get you remembering times past.
Entitled 'The Spirit of The Blitz' this show is a fun, uplifting celebration of the very best of British wartime entertainment, starring the ever popular, multi-talented Andy Eastwood, the stunning vocals of Maggie O'Hara and the endlessly amusing banter of funny man & musician, Pete Lindup. It is as tribute to the legendary stars who kept us smiling through the darkest days and recaptures the patriotic optimism of war-torn Britain.
This feel-good show recreates all of your forties favourites, including Vera Lynn, George Formby, Max Miller, Bing Crosby, Anne Shelton and Gracie Fields. Sing along to swinging hits such as 'Don't sit under the Apple Tree.' 'Bless 'Em All', 'Leaning on a Lamp-post' and of course, 'We'll meet again.'
Andy Eastwood is very familiar with the songs of the war years, having portrayed George Formby in over a thousand performances of the touring show We'll Meet Again. He was the only musician ever to gain his Oxford degree playing the ukulele, and is one of the world's foremost exponents of the instrument. He is also a violin virtuoso, as you will see in our patriotic finale!
Maggie O'Hara delights with her superb vocal talents, in tributes to the legendary "forces' sweetheart", Dame Vera Lynn, cheery Lancashire lass Gracie Fields and sultry songstress Anne Shelton. With such versatility it's no wonder that this lady has travelled the world through her theatrical career.
Pete Lindup, armed with trumpet, trombone, a jazzy suit and a wealth of wit, has worked alongside many of the great names of the variety stage. He will recall the great comedians Max Miller and Robb Wilton amongst others, and is an expert entertainer in true vaudeville style.
A variety show would be incomplete without a live band, so our multi-talented musicians Martyn St James and Phil Jeffery are on hand to accompany the whole proceedings.
A truly heart-warming evening of live music and laughter. For those who remember the war years, 'Spirit of The Blitz' is a trip down memory lane; for those who don't, it's a sentimental Journey back through time to the glorious melodies and good clean comedy that accompanied the nation's 'finest hour'.
Food & beverage: Snacks on sale, Bars open (drinks at pub prices).
£12.00 per person including VAT. No booking fee.
Please note that we ask that anyone having difficulty in walking or requiring the use of a wheelchair should please telephone our Box Office on 01252 836464 to make your reservation(s) so that we can seat you accordingly.
Tickets are reserved at a specific table but no individual seat at that table is booked. These are on a 'first come - first served' basis at the time of your visit.