Burnley hotel celebrates victory in Europe with musical stars

Celebrations with a distinctly 1940s WW2 theme were the order of the day at Burnley’s Holiday Inn Express this month, as the award-winning hotel team were joined by stars from Songs for Victory, a new musical which had its premiere at The Muni, Colne.

This week’s 1940s themed celebrations, were in conjunction with West End stars from the new musical, Songs for Victory, which is raising funds for the Help for Heroes charity. Holiday Inn Express regional general manager Kerian Barnes, took her team to see the show at Colne's Muni theatre and then laid on an aftershow supper for the cast who were all staying at the hotel for the night.

The Songs of Victory show, which was performed again on Monday afternoon for local schoolchildren, first debuted as part of a bugger production staged as Songs for Heroes at London’s Dominion Theatre earlier this year. This all gave Kerian the perfect opportunity to link the hotel’s Victory in Europe with the Songs for Victory show. This morning’s photo call featured the cast in full 1940s costume, the hotel staff, including chambermaids dressed as land girls, posing for press photographers in celebration of winning the award.

Kerian Barnes is delighted that her team has won such an important award.

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