A spectacular afternoon of patriotic nostalgia from Neil Sands and his West End Cast as Land of Hope and Glory visits The Lights

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A fabulous feel good afternoon is headed your way as Neil Sands and his West End cast invite you to take a patriotic trip back down Memory Lane, with their new 2018 production, Land of Hope and Glory.

Celebrating The Best of British entertainment throughout the years it has been especially produced to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, and is appearing at The Lights on 25 April at 2pm.

This unforgettable afternoon of nostalgia, is filled with over 60 all-time favourite songs from the fabulous 1940’s, the rocking 1950’s and the swinging 1960’s. From ever popular show tunes, to a Pearly King and Queen old time sing along knees up. Add to that a rousing selection from Last Night of The Proms, and a flag waving finale in a tribute to the veterans of the armed forces, singing the songs that won the war.

For many the most heartfelt part of the afternoon will be a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Authentically costumed and set, with a live poppy drop and the Last Post, a truly touching memory of the fallen.

Joining Neil for this explosion of patriotic music and memories is the stunning soprano Gemma Turner often described as “A beautiful English rose with the true voice of an angel.” Alongside Gemma is Angie Diggens, whose unforgettable voice made her a former winner of televisions Stars in Their Eyes. Both have appeared many times in the West End and their powerful and emotional performances are breath taking. With backing from the very talented New Golden Times, this really is an afternoon not to be missed.

Over the past 12 years Neil Sands productions have become known as the masters of matinee nostalgia, with their shows regularly selling out theatres all around the country. Land of Hope and Glory promises to be their biggest and best production yet filled with over 50 stunning costumes, enough bunting and flags to host a street party, and a unique atmosphere that will have you singing along from start to finish. This is truly an afternoon to lift the spirits and celebrate our nation’s music and heritage with pride and passion.

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