Award winning musical presents communities fighting spirit

First published in What's On by , Senior Reporter

An award winning musical presenting a community's fighting spirit is set to be performed at The Lost Theatre.

The Picture House, which scooped the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Drama award this summer, has been devised by a group of musical theatre graduates.

Audiences are transported back in time to just before the outbreak of World War II to a town in Yorkshire.

Penny and Oscar Wilkinson purchase an old, yet charming, picture house which quickly becomes a success and the centre of the community.

However, war is just around the corner and it is not long before Oscar and the men of town are called up to serve their country.

The touching story gets audience's guessing whether the Picture House will be able to survive the horrors of war.

During the patriotic Jubilee year of 2012 the tale captures a similar spirit of people being proud of where they come from.

The show is made up of songs and a script created by theatre company Play Pen Productions.

A cast of 12 actors and three musicians perform from an original book and score, following their recent sell-out tour at the Edinburgh Fringe.

The Picture House, The Lost Theatre, Wandsworth Road, October 2 to 20, 8pm, Tickets £10 (cons £8), visit or call 0844 847 1680

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