To celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day, the Wycombe Swan will present a tribute to the legendary stars who kept us smiling through the dark days of World War II.

‘Spirit of the Blitz’ is set to recapture the defiant optimism of war-torn Britain, inviting the St Mary Street audience to sing along with swinging hits like, ‘Don't Sit Under’, ‘The Apple Tree’, ‘Bless 'Em All’, ‘Leaning On A Lamp-Post’, and the world famous, ‘We'll Meet Again’.

Producer Andy Eastwood, will portray one of the hardest-working entertainers of the era in George Formby, and he has described the show as a ‘feel-good experience’.

He said: “The wonderful thing about, ‘Spirit of The Blitz’ is that it means many things to different people.

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“It’s first and foremost a heart-warming, uplifting singalong.

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“They were such awful times that the entertainment had to be bright and breezy and cheerful.

“But beneath the humour is a subtext of suffering, loss and tragedy.

“Everyone in that audience will be remembering loved ones who went through it, so it’s very thought-provoking too.”

Also appearing are singer Maggie O’Hara, who pays tribute to Dame Vera Lynn and Anne Shelton.

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Pete Lindup will also be starring in the show, as he’ll recreate the comedy from the likes of Max Miller and Robb Wilton.

Speaking ahead of the show, Pete said: “There will be veterans at the show, and it’s an honour to entertain them, but it’s also great for younger people to see the lovely warm way that performers charmed an audience back then.

“Glorious melodies and good old-fashioned comedy – what more could you ask for?”

It will take place on Thursday, April 23 and tickets cost £19.

It starts at 2.30pm.