Win tickets to see The Flanagan And Allen Story

PUBLISHED: 10:07 09 August 2012

The Flanagan and Allen Story

The Flanagan and Allen Story

The Playhouse

THE Flanagan And Allen Story will allow audiences at The Playhouse Theatre to step back in time to the days of World War Two.

Flanagan and Allen were a popular singing and comedy double act who filled theatres and caused uproarious laughter in London for more than 30 years.

The High Street theatre will feature an evening of nostalgic comedy and music fun celebrating the duo on September 5.

The Nostalgia Productions show, written and directed by Johnny Barrs, offers a musical tribute to the lives and work of the duo and features a full cast of singers, dancers and musicians.

Johnny will take on the role of Bud Flanagan while Derek Mannway will play Chesney Allen.

Their act features a mixture of comedy and music, with their songs containing the gentle humour that led to them becoming one of the most popular acts in the country during World War Two.

Songs like We’re Going To Hang Out The Washing On The Siegfried Line, Miss You and their most famous number, Underneath The Arches, became popular hits among the wartime populace.

They were also both members of The Crazy Gang entertainers group, who became firm favourites of the Royal Family.

Tickets for the show, which starts at 7.30pm, are priced £10.50-12.50 and are available by calling 01934 645544 or visiting

The Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse to offer three lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the show.

To enter, simply complete the following song title: Underneath The…?

Send your answer, along with your name, address and daytime telephone number to Last Night At The Proms competition, Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW, by August 17.

Alternatively, click on the link to the top right of this article to enter.

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