IT'S a case of Que Sera, Sera when Witham Public Hall regulars the Jeff Short Swing Combo and Singers return.

The band is back with Day By Day – the story and songs of Doris Day.

The showbiz legend kicked off her own career as a big band singer in 1939.

She scored two US number ones in 1945 with Sentimental Journey and My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time, and went on to record more than 650 songs over the next two decades.

She was also one of the biggest film starts of the Fifties and Sixties, playing the title role in Calamity Jane and starring in Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Muc with James Stewart.

The film featured Day singing what would become her signature song – Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) – which won an Oscar for best original song, and We'll Love Again.

Day would appear with the Golden Age of Hollywood's biggest names, including Rock Hudson in 1959's Pillow Talk, as well as Clark Gable, Cary Grant, James Cagney, David Niven, Ginger Rogers, Jack Lemmon, Frank Sinatra, Kirk Douglas and Lauren Bacall.

She went on to become an animal rights activist and set up the Doris Day Animal Foundation.

Day died on May 13, 2019, at the age of 97.

The Jeff Short Swing Combo and Singers have been entertaining audiences at Witham Public Hall for years with their themed matinee shows for pensioners.

Jeff said: "From her start with the Les Brown Band, through her recordings and film career, to her television shows, we bring you the story and music of Doris Day, one of Hollywood's greatest stars, featuring all her major hits, including Que Sera, Sera, Secret Love, It's Magic and much more."

The show is on July 27 at 2pm. Tickets are £12 from Witham Town Hall on 0345 017 8717.