Roll back years with war time melodies and festive fun

PUBLISHED: 14:25 24 November 2011

Forces Sweethearts

Forces Sweethearts


The girls are back! Wartime songs and festive melodies will ring through Hornchurch when Forces Sweethearts at Christmas returns to the Queen’s Theatre on Friday 9 December at 2.30pm.

Charismatic singing trio Beryl Korman, Jennifer Partridge and Carolyn Allen promise two hours filled with memories and melodies of the spirited women who helped raise the morale of troops during World War II.

Forces Sweethearts at Christmas has been charming audiences across the UK since 1995 – and their 2011 show features much-loved melodies with some new surprises!

There’ll be songs from Vera Lynn, Marlene Dietrich, Gracie Fields, Anne Shelton, Tessie O’Shea and Jessie Matthews.

Audiences will also hear from a variety of other female stars of the day: demob sweethearts Alma Cogan and Doris Day with American favourites Judy Garland, Dinah Shore and Margaret Whiting. The icing on the Christmas cake will be festive hits from The Andrews Sisters, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Johnny Matthis and Danny Kaye.

Songs include White Christmas, I’ll Be Home For Christmas, I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus, Winter Wonderland, Jingle Bells, Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!, The Twelve Days of Christmas and White Cliffs of Dover, Lay Down Your Arms, Chatanooga Choo Choo, along with dedications to currently serving troops.

Beryl, Jennifer and Carolyn are seasoned TV and West End performers. Jennifer is much in demand as a leading classical pianist; Beryl’s TV credits include French and Saunders and she is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music; while Carolyn’s impressive screen credits include Only Fools and Horses and the Julie Walters film Personal Services.

Tickets cost £12.50 or £10 if you book 3 or more Magical Matinees from 01708 443333 or

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