Downham musical explores life for evacuees

The Second World War 'Vackees' arrive at Downham station
The Second World War 'Vackees' arrive at Downham station
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Downham Amateur Dramatic Society is putting on a fantastic tribute to VE Day with its moving musical The Vackees, which is being staged at the Town Hall.

And for this production it is a rare occasion of the DADS adult group performing with their younger counterparts KIDDS, with a mixture of the main roles spread equally amongst the group and some fresh faces to help enliven the stage.

The musical focuses around a small group of London children evacuated to the rural community of Darchett.

Away from their parents, the children are given a stark introduction to life outside of the city – thanks to a rival country gang. Both gangs help to educate each other, with the introduction of wildlife as well as comic books and movies.

The show features many moving songs highlighting the emotions involved in the horrific bombing of the Second World War.

The Vackees is being performed at Downham Town Hall on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 14-16, nightly at 7.30pm; tickets at £8 each are available from Lewks in Downham Market (01366 383762).

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