Theatre stages D-Day tribute of celebration and entertainment.

New Theatre Royal Southsea is offering free admission to ex-servicemen and their families on Sunday (June 9)

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Singers, actors and performers from both sides of the English Channel will be Celebrating  the D-Day campaign, with  a very special evening of celebration and entertainment at Portsmouth’s New Theatre Royal on Sunday 9 June.

Packed with stirring stories, powerful performances and tears of laughter, this special show has been created as part of D-Day 75 commemorations, and will step back in time for a side-ways look at the bravery and spirited nature of those involved.

The cast will be led by Portsmouth favourite Tom Swift, who is joined by Veni Vidi Canto from Normandy, Portsmouth’s own Becki Short, Red Sauce Theatre, Fine Voice Chorus, Sian Goddard Academy of Dance and a superb supporting cast. The evening is directed by Scott Ramsay who recently directed Peter Pan at the prestigious Portsmouth venue.

The theatre has announce that ex-servicemen and their families will be entitled to free admission

Show starts 7.30pm.

Supported by the D-Day Story and The National Lottery Heritage Fund.


  2 comments for “Theatre stages D-Day tribute of celebration and entertainment.

  1. Michael Bruty
    June 5, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    My contribution before D-Day was to fill up water metal bottles for the American troops seating in their Army trucks in Romsey road waiting to leave for the coast and war. I was 5 going on 6 years old and I used the water stand-pipe near the library facing Archers road.i guess most of those did not come back!! I would love to put a wreath near that stand-pipe in memory of those guys.I lived in Cranbury road during the war and now live in Bournemouth

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    Stephen Slominski
    June 5, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Thanks for sharing your memories Michael – you were only five but you also served!! I’ll take a look next time I’m in town to see if there’s any sign of that stand pipe still there.

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