A moving - yet uplifting - piece of musical theatre which traces the role of Irish soldiers from the trenches of the Great War to the beaches and hedgerows of Normandy is to be presented in Ballymena on Saturday evening.
‘In The Footsteps Of Heroes -From The Somme To D-Day’ will be staged at the Braid Arts Centre on Saturday November 2 at 8pm.
Dunloy Accordion Band are the organisation behind the bringing of the production to Ballymena for the first time.
The show has played to appreciative and packed audiences right across Northern Ireland. The audience will be taken on a nostalgic, yet thought provoking journey through World War I and World War II.
This living history production follows in the footsteps of the main character Jimmy as he enlists in the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusilers, his training at the Finner Camp through to The Battle of The Somme with its special connotations for an Ulster audience.
The show also features the ‘people’s war’ when Britain stood alone against Hitler with the sights and sounds of that era perfectly captured by Nicola Moody& the Moodettes who perform their unique style of American music.
The performance incorporates music, poetry and sketches and early booking is recommended. A programme will be on sale which will carry stories of ancestors of people in the band who served in both Wars.