Southport Past (OTS News) War Time Theatre plays in Southport
OTS News.co.uk has come across these war time photographs taken in Southport in 1942.
Its a stage play but can you shed any light where the photographs were taken?
Some suggest it was at Southport Little Theatre (Southport Dramatic Club) but they only presented 3 plays between 1940 and 1945.
However, during the war years the theatre was sublet to the Sheffield Repertory Company.
Entertaining the troops has long been seen as a vital and necessary way of boosting the morale of armed forces.
Research suggests that it may even play a role in protecting service personnel against mental health problems.
From Harry Lauder to Gracie Fields and Vera Lynn, the UK’s biggest stars have performed in front of thousands of service men and women during two world wars.
In recent times, Katherine Jenkins, James Blunt and comedian Jim Davidson have all held shows in frontline areas of Afghanistan, Iraq and Kosovo.
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