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Students salute war anniversary with play

February 19, 2014

Drama students from West Cheshire College are putting on a performance of the musical Oh What a Lovely War to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

West Cheshire College’s drama department is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War with a special performance.

The students will perform their version of the 1963 musical on Thursday 13th February at 1pm and 7pm and will also include marching from the College’s public service students.

To coincide with this, Level 2 Music Practice students will perform a charity gig in the College rotunda on Wednesday 12th February at 12pm with all proceeds donated on the day along with collections before and after performances going to the British Legion.

The matinee performance will be free for anybody over 60 years old and the College is inviting Age Concern, local care homes and the British Legion to attend.

Paul Moss, Programme Leader in Music and Acting at West Cheshire College, said: “We wanted to acknowledge the 100th anniversary of the First World War and we thought this performance was a fitting tribute by our students.

“The students are really enthusiastic about it and are working hard to make it a play for everyone to enjoy.

“All of the money raised from the collections will go to the British Legion - who do an amazing job providing help and welfare for the serving and ex-Service community and their family.”

The performances will be held at the College’s Ellesmere Port Campus, off Sutton Way and tickets for the evening performance at 7pm will cost £5.

For more information about the courses offered at West Cheshire College or to book tickets, call the College hotline: 01244 656555 or visit

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