Happy Christmas Tommy – The Christmas Miracle of 1914 – Performance Pack – includes Backing Tracks CD & Full Score – by Anthony James
World War 1, the Western Front, both sides have quickly reached stalemate. Soldiers from Britain and Germany huddle in freezing muddy trenches, while shells and bullets explode around them. But on Christmas Eve 1914, the guns fall silent. For one brief magical moment the spirit and glory of Christmas shined across the battlefields of Flanders and Normandy, touching the hearts of mortal enemies. Dirty, tired, war weary soldiers from both sides climbed from their trenches to enter No-Mans land and to meet each other, to share chocolate, to tell stories, even to play a game of football.
Happy Christmas Tommy is based on that extraordinary Christmas of 1914 – those two days when the reality and futility of war were never so relevant, and the spirit of peace and goodwill never so strong.
Total Characters, Main parts – 4, British troops 4, German troops 4, Girls back home 2, Officers 1, Chaplain. Troops general. (All numbers flexible)
This Performance Pack includes …
An Art Pack – containing instructions as to how to design and construct the scenery, make the costumes and recreate the props
Music Score – score for piano which usually includes guitar chords
Music CD – fully orchestrated Backing Tracks which can be used for performance & rehearsal