Sandown Park racecourse hosts its first National Youth Music Theatre (NYMT) charity race day.

Pack up Your Troubles is the theme, with extracts from the Ragged Child and Oh What a Lovely War acted out throughout the day.

As well as the racing, Sandown will include cabaret acts, pop up performances and street theatre from the past and present.

Les Miserables star Issy, Emmerdale’s Amy Nuttall and Downton housemaid Ethel Parks will all be in attendance.

The NYMT works with young people to develop both their creative and personal potential.

Rupert Trevelyan, regional director for London Racecourses, says: "With all the performances on and off the stage, this day will be the perfect way to entertain your children especially with the end of the summer holidays so near."

NYMT Charity Raceday; Sandown Park racecourse, Esher, Surrey; August 30; £13.50 to £30; or 01372 470047.