Half-term hit musical raises £2,500 for stillbirth charity

WE LOVE YOU: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Assembly Hall

AN AMATEUR production of a classic family musical packed the Assembly Hall and filled the collecting buckets for charity, thanks to the theatre company’s biggest audiences in a decade.

The Tunbridge Wells Operatic and Dramatic Society’s (TWODS) production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang had standing ovations and full auditoriums during its four-day run over the half-term holiday.

The show had secured TWODS its biggest audiences in 10 years, according to Marketing Manager Anna Dunbar.

“It was so nice to see the theatre full again after a challenging time following the pandemic,” she said.

“Hopefully another generation [of theatre-goers] will come and support us in the future.”

“And the icing on the cake – we collected over £2,500 for the charity SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity).”

TWODS’ next production is A Chorus Line at Trinity Theatre in November.

Sands supports families affected by the death of a baby before, during or shortly after birth, offering a helpline, support app, support groups and trained ‘befrienders’. Find out more at: sands.org.uk

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