THE chance to relive the poignant moment Kidderminster breathed a collective sigh of relief at the end of the First World War is on offer next month.

An Armistice Tea is being staged as a centenary commemoration at the town hall when actors from Kidderminster’s Rose Theatre will perform songs, poems, local stories and recollections of the 1914-18 conflict.

The material has come from newspaper reports of the time and research by local author, Sally Dickson and will include a re-enactment of the town hall scene from November 1918 when the Mayor of Kidderminster led a united Service of Praise and Thanksgiving to mark the end of hostilities and the signing of the armistice.

Rose Theatre chairman Stephen Downing said: “After a celebratory serving of afternoon tea and cake, the audience will have a chance to “pack up their troubles” for a short while as our Theatre Concert Party entertain them with a 1918 vintage mini Music Hall.

“This will be on the very stage where the mayor led the thanksgiving service at the end of the war exactly 100 years ago.”

The event on Tuesday, November 6 between 2pm and 4.30pm has been organised by the town’s voluntary Heritage Opportunities Group and chairman Colin Hill said: “The Rose Theatre actors were brilliant for our suffragette street theatre day last month and this promises to be another memorable occasion.

“There will be plenty of light-hearted moments as well as poignant ones and we are hoping an audience of around 100 people will join us for this unique event.”

Tickets costing £3 are expected to sell quickly and can be obtained from the town hall or by calling 01562 732158.