TIME is ticking for Barnstaple Musical Comedy Society who are making final preparations to bring to Barnstaple, later this month, the regional premier of Blitz!. A heart warming British wartime musical comedy from the pen of hit composer Lionel Bar, bet

TIME is ticking for Barnstaple Musical Comedy Society who are making final preparations to bring to Barnstaple, later this month, the regional premier of Blitz!.

A heart warming British wartime musical comedy from the pen of hit composer Lionel Bar, better know for his earlier work 'Oliver!', it has a stunning yet somewhat undiscovered musical score, full of 1940s-style which includes 60s favourites Mums & Dads and Far Away.

Rehearsals got off to a bang with a street-party style audition process and the company have not looked back since.

Local director, Kev Behan said: "Blitz! Is a gritty story of love, losses and discrimination, and a great thought provoking insight into the trials and emotions these people experienced in their daily lives during some of the dark days of the Second World War. It's always their indomitable sense of humor which shines through in the end.

"We are lucky to have attracted a company of all ages which has been drawn together from across North Devon with Barnstaple Young Generation once again joining the seniors on stage.

"We hope that with the added surge in interest due to the commerative events surrounding the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War Two will have a positive effect on audiences and we are delighted to have made Help The Heroes our charity for this year."

Exciting dance routines under the watchful eye of Sarah King promise to bring the piece to life and a full orchestra under the strict baton of band master Malcolm Read will accompany the show. A great deal of planning has gone into the technical side of the show. The regional premiere of Blitz! sponsored by James Electrics Contracting, will be staged at the Queens Theatre, Barnstaple from Wednesday 18th to Saturday 21st November, 7:30 p.m with a matinee on the Saturday at 2:30p.m. Tickets can be obtained from the theatre box office on 01271 324242 or visit www.northdevontheatres.org