LOCAL musician and writer, Les Veale, is staging his brand new musical, Daddy's Letter, at Brixham Theatre tomorrow and Saturday.
The story behind the musical came about when Les heard the much-loved stage and television actress Liz Smith on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs telling the tale of how her father had left the family when she was a young girl, promising to write but never doing so.
Les was so moved he immediately sat down at the piano to compose a song called Daddy's Letter.
This, in turn, inspired him to write the stage musical Daddy's Letter. The musical mixes the past and the present, creating a compelling story about a young girl and elderly lady who have one thing in common: a letter from their father.
Director, John Miles, has brought together local performing talent to create a poignant, yet humorous musical about how two very different people can affect each other in such a heart-warming way, set in a modern day care home, with flashbacks to the lively and colourful mid 1950s dance hall era.
A full band takes centre stage, with backing vocalists performing original, melodic songs in the style of pop, Latin and jazzy blues, making this a musical which will delight and enthral audiences. Curtain up at 7.30pm on both days with a matinee at 2.30pm.
Find out more at www.batsweb.org.uk or call 01803 882717.