Right royal birthday celebration for the Queen

A right royal celebration is in prospect at Lytham Hall as open air theatregoers mark the Queen's official birthday.

Monday, 6th June 2016, 1:02 pm
Updated Monday, 6th June 2016, 2:03 pm
Lytham-based Guardian Concert Band
Lytham-based Guardian Concert Band

Next Sunday, as the Queen’s 90th birthday is celebrated with a street party in The Mall in London, the audience attending the opening play in Lytham Hall’s outdoor season will be invited to drink a toast to her majesty.

The Lytham-based Guardian Concert Band, under the baton of conductor Paul Cooper, will play a programme of patriotic tunes prior to the performance of Wuthering Heights by Chapterhouse Theatre Company, with a further selection during the interval.

Julian Wilde, organiser of the open air theatre season at Lytham Hall, said: “There’s always something very atmospheric and very British about live band music and I think our audience will be more than happy to feel part of the nationwide celebration of the Queen’s birthday.

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“We want to create just the right community feeling to make it a memorable evening and are delighted that the Guardian Concert Band can be with us. It will be a unique event,” he said.

Tickets have been selling briskly for Wuthering Heights, the first in a four play summer season which has the Lytham St. Annes Express as one of its Patrons, are available online www.chapterhouse.org or from Lytham Hall www.lythamhall.org.uk and five other local outlets.