The Bugle Boy is the hit West End musical that tells the story of the American jazz musician, trombonist and band leader, Alton Glenn Miller.
Written by the English playwright Den Stevenson, the musical traces the life of Miller from the end of his college days in the 1920s, through his time searching America for his definitive band sound, joining the US Army, touring the UK to lift the morale of the troops, and finally to his mysterious disappearance whilst travelling to France.
Bugle Boy blends history with entertainment and, judging from the website, I think the musical will have a similar feel to Buddy, which came to the Congress last year, in that the story is swept along by lots (and lots) of musical numbers. There are twenty-six familiar songs in all, including Pennsyvania 6-5000, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Little Brown Jug and, of course, In The Mood. Plus we have been promised a 16-piece band playing live on stage so it will be fun to see how they all fit on the Devonshire Park stage!
Devonshire Park Theatre, Tue 17th - Sat 28th Jul, 19:45.
Wed & Sat matinees, 14:30. No performances on Sun or Mon.Various ticket prices. See Eastbourne Theatres website for details.