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Show time: 8pm
Tickets: Full Price £18, Concessions £16
Running time: 2 hours + interval
“We’ll Meet Again” commemorates Remembrance with a very special concert at Marine Theatre by the fabulous 17-piece Swing Unlimited Big Band Swing Unlimited Big Band (SUBB). With war-time classics by Glenn Miller, Count Basie and Duke Ellington, as well as songs by Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra, the show re-creates the period with images, words and music. An uplifting, fun and moving evening.
Swing Unlimited are widely recognized as one of the most versatile and entertaining swing bands in the south of England. Their musicians and singers offer a complete range of music from the 1920s right up to modern pop, funk and rock via greats such as Glenn Miller. Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble and Jools Holland.
The We’ll Meet Again concert is a special way to honour those who gave their lives for our country and a celebration of many of the best known and loved songs, tunes and poems of the war years and beyond. And the Marine Theatre is a fitting venue as it served as a canteen hall for US troops stationed in Lyme Regis during the war.
Although Remembrance Day, of course, commemorates all of Britain’s casualties of conflict from the 1914-18 War to the present, it was particularly during the Second World War that music – with a large contribution of American swing – helped boost the nation’s morale, which SUBB recreates with such panache.
Expect to hear the sounds of Glenn Miller, unsurprisingly, reverberating around the theatre with most of the favourites including Chattanooga Choo Choo, In The Mood, the snazzy American Patrol and the romantic Moonlight Serenade. Among the competition was Woody Herman’s Woodchopper Ball, Louis Prima’s drum thumping Sing, Sing, Sing, and Neil Hefti’s Kid From The Red Bank. With the Andrews Sisters and Vera Lynne plus a poignant Last Post and a minute’s silence – We’ll Meet Again – invites the audience to join in for the encore!