Hundreds raised for charity by local group

Battle Light Opera's donation to St Micheal's Hospice SUS-160111-114443001
Battle Light Opera's donation to St Micheal's Hospice SUS-160111-114443001

A local musical society has donated more than £500 to an important local charity and later this month the curtain rises on a new production.

Battle Light Opera Group is proud to sponsor charities from proceeds of their productions and the recipient of £568.85 from their production of Sweet Charity and 50th anniversary concert this year was St Michael’s Hospice.

Funds were raised to help with the re-building works following the fire last year and were donated from proceeds of ticket sales and collection buckets.

The next BLOG production Merrily We Roll Along begins runs from November 10-12 at the Battle Memorial Hall and will benefit Muscular Dystrophy.

This award-winning Broadway musical written by Stephen Sondheim revolves around a talented composer who abandons his friends and song writing career to become a Hollywood movie producer.

The story starts at the height of his fame and moves backwards through time, showing important snapshots of his life and ending with his humble beginnings.

As can be expected from any Sondheim production, the music is challenging and filled with amazing harmonies and beautiful melodies which, combined with an interesting story line filled with humour, promises to be another fine production.

Ticket prices range from £5-£13 with a matinee on Saturday November 12 and can be booked by calling 01424 21140 or visiting www.battlelightopera.com. F