Grantham Singers to put on comic operetta Merrie England

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The Grantham Singers’ next performance will be a concert version of the comic operetta, Merrie England.

The work, by Edward German and Basil Hood, tells the story of love and rivalries at the court of Queen Elizabeth I, when a love letter sent by Sir Walter Raleigh to one of the queen’s ladies in waiting ends up in the hands of the queen.

Well-known songs from the opera include O Peaceful England, The Yeomen of England and Dan Cupid hath a Garden.

The show was first perormed in London in 1902. Anniversaries such as that of the Armada in 1988 and the Queen’s diamond jubilees in 2012 have seen many revivals .

The production will take place at the Guildhall Arts centre, Grantham, on Friday and Saturday 7 and 8 March at 7.30pm.

Tickets priced £9 (£8 concessions) are available from the Guildhall Arts centre box office on 01476 406158 or at