YOUNG Chester singers have a special part to play this Christmas.
Pupils from Years 5 and 6 from The Arches and Dee Point primary schools and St Thomas of Canterbury CE Junior School are working with Theatre in the Quarter’s artistic director Matt Baker to play a role in the company’s production Home for Christmas in December.
The production, based on real people’s memories of the Second World War in Chester, will tour in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
The children play the parts of evacuees billeted to Newtown in Chester during the war. They will perform alongside professional actors and a community choir.
According to Matt, many were educated at St Thomas’ school.
He said: “Apparently local children went to St Thomas’ in the morning and the evacuees went in the afternoon.
“I have been very impressed with the children in Blacon and St Thomas’ – not only with their singing but also with their knowledge of the Second World War.”
Home for Christmas, written by Helen Newall, opens on December 1 at The Forum Studio Theatre in Chester.