Performance Week is almost upon us!
I suspect my Facebook friends are sick to death of all The Tree of War posts I’ve been sharing – but I don’t care: it’s an amazing show and needs to be seen by everyone. So there.
Blog readers have probably forgotten all about it, so here’s a recap: it’s a musical about life in the trenches, written by a vicar and a (then) university student. Here’s last year’s review of the preview show. The show has been extended, with more songs added – including a solo for Bert. It’s bigger, better and I’m bursting with excitement!
For your interest, there are some cast interview links on the Facebook page (you don’t need to be on Facebook to watch them). Excuse Alex, who – as his mother, I’m sad to report – sounds supremely unintelligent with his ums and ahs. He’s saving everything for the performance. No, really.
Or you can listen to three of the songs. The cast sang at Manchester Cathedral two weeks ago and they sounded phenomenal.
If you live anywhere near Burnage, do yourself a favour and go see the show (September 15-19). You won’t regret it. You’ll be calling it The Tree of Awe.