War vet flees care home in charity performance

A gentle comedy about friendship and war based on a war veteran is making its debut at Settle Victoria Hall on Friday February 6.

A free performance of ‘Le Grand Return’ by Alan Stockdil will be raising money for Age UK who are using the cash for a new dementia awareness group.

Talking Stock Productions presents this new play which embraces the real life event of veteran Bernard Jordan, now 89, who escaped his care home to go to the D Day beaches in Normandy.

The play is based in 1994, and the 50th anniversary of D Day looms with veteran Tommy trapped in a nursing home with an ever-worsening heart condition.

The production sees Tommy and other residents of the home trying to get out. What will happen along the way? The story demonstrates a great historic performance that entails remembrance, war and peace.

Alan said: “We’ve got a brilliant and talented cast who I know will do this production proud.

“We promise a great night of laughter, poignancy and maybe a few tears.”

Tickets are free although t here will be a collection on exit which will be split between Age UK, North Craven and Victoria Hall.

To book tickets telephone 01729 825718.