Play directory : Happy as a Sandbag

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The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Ken Lee, based on songs from the 1940s
  • Written
    1975
  • Overview
    'Happy As A Sandbag' is a musical entertainment in two acts recalling the happier and more memorable moments of wartime Britain between 1939 and 1945. It's patriotic, it's nostalgic and it's joyous - a thoroughly great evening's entertainment with plenty of audience participation, community singing and flag waving.

    Over 25 famous wartime characters are portrayed in 'Happy As A Sandbag' including The Andrews Sisters, Neville Chamberlain, Rob Wilton, Winston Churchill, Tommy Handley, Lord Haw Haw, Max Miller, George Formby, Rita Hayworth, General Montgomery ('Monty'), Vera Lynn, Gracie Fields, Adolf Hitler, Carmen Miranda and Henry Hall. Also portrayed in the show are Admirals, Air Raid Wardens, American Soldiers and Sailors, Army Sentries, Evacuees, Farmers, Foster Parents, Homeguards, Landgirls and RAF Pilots and Wrens.