Sherington Village Hall: Friday 11 November and Saturday 12 November 2016 at 7.30pm
Bear Brand & Boogie Woogie

Set in Birmingham during modern day and World War 2, Bear Brand & Boogie Woogie tells how the girls of Cadbury's B Block Packing Line alleviate their boredom by writing and smuggling letters inside tins of chocolates destined as emergency rations for shipwrecked troops.

The suspicions of the girls' long suffering supervisor are aroused when gifts of lipstick, chewing gum and Bear Brand stockings appear in the packing room. Terrified that news of the girls' antics will get back to "Her Majesty" (Dame Elizabeth Cadbury) she blackmails her charges into taking part in a concert Dame Elizabeth is hosting for injured troops.

When Margaret Smith - nee Cox - died in 2014, her daughter Ali chanced upon a collection of soldiers' letters dating from the Second World War whilst sorting through Margaret's personal effects. Bear Brand & Boogie Woogie is based on Margaret's diaries and the letters from the soldiers; it was far too good a story not to be told !

WARNING - This production contains flashing stocking tops and Boogie Woogie Music !

Roundabout Theatre Company - Bear Brand and Boogie Woogie - 11/12 November 2016

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