Our Finest Hour – Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain
To coincide with the lead up to Remembrance Day, we look back in words and music at the momentous turning point of World War Two, and Britain’s finest hour,from the miracle of Dunkirk to the decisive victory of the Battle of Britain.
From Vera Lynn and Gracie Fields to the Andrews Sisters and Glenn Miller, the songs and music of the 1940s are as well-loved today as ever. Featuring the songs that won the war – such as “We’ll Meet Again”, “The White Cliffs of Dover” and “A Nightingale Sang On Berkeley Square” – as well as some of the classic music it inspired, including the Dam Busters March and the music from Ron Goodwin’s memorable scores to Battle of Britain and 633 Squadron.
With the famous speeches of Winston Churchill, and the best tunes of the time from the dance halls and wireless, join the BBC Big Band and stars of the West End in a unique celebration of Our Finest Hour., presented by much-loved TV star Kevin Whately (Inspector Morse, Lewis, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet).
BBC Big Band (dir. Barry Forgie)
Annie Gill vocalist
Kevin Whately presenter
Approximate running times:
Act One 3.00pm – 3.45pm
Interval 3.45pm – 4.05pm
ActTwo 4.05pm – 5.05pm
Tickets: £17, £21, £25, £29
(A booking fee of £2 per ticket is included in these prices)
Show time: 3pm
Please Note: Under 14s must be accompanied by a paying adult (18+). Unfortunately there is no lift access to the Circle or Boxes. When booking your seats on the internet, you should be aware that best seating views are listed in colour order from left to right on the price list and that the lowest price band may indicate a restricted view. Should you have any queries regarding restricted view seats, booking wheelchair spaces, Boxes or Group Bookings, please contact our Box Office on 01473 433100 (Ipswich Entertainments do not accept American Express). The show running times can be subject to change by the promoter on the day, we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause