LEISURE: Oh! What a Lovely War with Cary Amateur Theatrical Society
FINAL preparations are being made ahead of this week’s production by the Cary Amateur Theatrical Society which will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
CATS, as the group is more commonly known, will be presenting Oh! What a Lovely War at Ansford Academy in Castle Cary from Wednesday (February 14, 2018) through to Saturday (February 17, 2018) each evening at 7.30pm.
Members of the cast were out and about in Castle Cary recently where they performed a “flash mob” to help promote the show.
A satirical critique of the First World War, the production is set shortly after the end of the 1914-18 war and very much adopts the music hall style of that period.
It features the cast playing a group of travelling actors, portraying many characters of the time such as soldiers, generals, suffragettes, politicians, profiteers and spies, parading before the audience in a series of quick-fire scenes.
It is an extremely fast-pace, colourful yet thought-provoking show with a mix of heartbreakingly sad, breathtakingly bizarre and highly amusing scenes, most accompanied by songs of the time, many of which are parodies of older popular songs that are still widely recognised today.
So, why not come along and be a part of the commemoration and enjoy the spectacle?
Tickets cost £10 and are available to buy from ‘Needful Things’ in Castle Cary, or on line at www.thelittleboxoffice.com/cats.
Oh! What a Lovely War, created by Joan Littlewood, has been given a bit of a “local” spin and members of CATS very much hope to you at a performance from February 14-17, 2018.
PHOTOS: Oh! What a Lovely War with the Cary Amateur Theatre Society.