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100 years after Armistice Sheringham youth drama raises money for veterans

PUBLISHED: 10:28 01 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:51 01 October 2018

Members of the cast of Great War drama The Battle of Boat whose shows raised funds for the Royal British Legion. Picture: Richard Batson

Members of the cast of Great War drama The Battle of Boat whose shows raised funds for the Royal British Legion. Picture: Richard Batson

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A youth drama set in the First World War has raised money for a charity helping military veterans.

Sheringham Little Theatre’s production of The Battle of Boat saw a young cast highlight the camaraderie and rivalry among local gangs as they dealt with a friend going off to serve his country in the 1914-18 conflict.

Collections over the three-night run, staged by the venue’s youth musical theatre group, raised £215.37 for the Royal British Legion and its Halsey House home in Cromer.

Theatre director Debbie Thompson said: “The show was a great success, earning standing ovations from the audience, and giving a real buzz to the young people who took part.

“Raising funds for the Legion, to help their welfare work with people who have also served their country, was an added bonus.”

To find out about the next youth production at Sheringham Little Theatre call 01263 822347.

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