I'll be Home for Christmas

It’s 1942, 17th December to be precise and the evening of the school nativity in Adderbury. But the evening’s performance is interrupted by the sounding of the village air raid siren. The locals pile into the community shelter to escape the threat of bombings; among them is evacuee Jimmy Williams. So distraught is little Jimmy by the cancellation of the nativity, the community come together to help think up an idea that could cheer him up. Through well-known songs of the era, the community spend their time sharing their challenges, excitements and heat-aches of war-time Christmas whilst keeping morale high.

Voices Across Time’s production, ‘I’ll Be Home For Christmas’ told the story of Christmas in Adderbury in World War 2 based on true historical events in the village. The play interweaved classic songs from the period to tell the story and was written by Voices Across Time's own Florence Taylor and Joseph Cummings. After its sell-out debut in December 2016, the show was reprised a year later in a limited 2 night run across two different locations in Oxfordshire.

I'll Be Home For Christmas was proud to have raised money for Katharine House Hospice, SeeSaw Charity, St. Mary's Church Banbury and Kenyan Kids.

I'll be Home for Christmas
Truly heart-warming to see young, old and all ages in-between join together
- Audience Member