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Nottingham-based theatre company Arletty Theatre has announceda regional tour of new production Swan Canaries.

This is a moving and inspiring musical play about the explosion at National Shell Filling Factory Number 6, Chilwell, during WWI, and the brave women who worked there.

On July 1, 1918, eight tonnes of TNT exploded, killing 139 workers. The survivors returned to work three days later. Despite their heroism and sacrifice, their story was kept quiet to prevent the location of the factory becoming common knowledge… so the company is keen to tell their story now.

Starting with a traditional tea dance and including songs from the era, Swan Canaries promises to take the audience back to wartime Britain and show how important the home front really was!

Swan Canaries can be seen at Buxton United Reformed Church, on July 25-27, from 7.30pm.

For more on the production, see www.arlettytheatre.wordpress.com

nThe latest Saturday Night Comedy event at The Forum - Just The Tonic’s Nottingham club - takes place on July 5.

On the bill at The Forum, based at The Cornerhouse on Burton Street, in the city centre, will be Matt Richardson, Jen Brister, Tim Fitzhigham, and a fourth, as-yet-unconfirmed guest.

For more on forthcoming gigs at the venue, call 0115 9100009.