Military charities

A charity theatre show marking the anniversary of an Angus Spitfire is set to benefit military charities.

The production in the Webster Memorial Theatre in Arbroath on September 7 and 8 will feature music from the 1940s up to the present day with a cast of around 70.

The Angus Minstrels will perform alongside Appolinari Dance Studio, Colette Dear, James Hutcheson, In Harmony, Danny Laverty, Linda Napier School of Dance, Eileen Masson, Mark Masson and Violet Thomson. The front section and wings of a model Spitfire, construct by Garry Mitchell, will be used during the performance. The production is part of a programme of events celebrating 70 years since the town raised £5,000 to pay for the Red Lichtie. The show’s producer, Edwina Barraclough, said committee members had agreed military charities should benefit. A variety of fundraising events took place in 1942 to pay for the plane, including concerts featuring Sir Harry Lauder, the male voice choir from the Polish Army and a boxing tournament at Gayfield. Tickets are available from the box office on 01241 435 800.