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Performance of historic war songs to mark Remembrance Day

Sophie Salvesani from Ipswich Musical Theatre Company will be performing on Remembrance Day.
Sophie Salvesani from Ipswich Musical Theatre Company will be performing on Remembrance Day. Contributed

IPSWICH Musical Theatre Company will be marking Remembrance Day by performing the best loved songs and music of World War II on Sunday.

Songs that Won the War was written by Clive Render of London, who was able to draw on his own experiences as a boy during World War II. Clive actually did see 'doodlebugs' (a bomb with wings) and he prays he will never have to live through a time like that again.

Included in the narrative, the reader explains what it was like to live through dark and dangerous times.

Listen to the voices of Chamberlain, Churchill and Eisenhower, hear the stories and the songs made popular in the war years by Vera Lynn, Gracie Fields, the Andrews Sisters, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Judy Garland, Richard Tauber and more, sung by soloists and ensemble of Ipswich Musical Theatre Company.

Songs that will be performed in the show include Maybe it's Because I'm a Londoner; Run, Rabbit Run; The White Cliffs of Dover; Who Do You Think You Are Kidding Mr Hitler; We're Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer; Wish Me Luck as You Wave Me Goodbye and more.

A total of 37 historic songs that sum up the war will be performed over the course of the afternoon.

The performance will be held at the Historic Old Courthouse on Sunday, November 11, at 1.30pm.

Tickets are $15 each and include a Devonshire tea.

Bookings can be made by phoning the Ipswich Visitor Centre on 32810555 or emailing infor@discover ipswich.com.au.

The Historic Old Courthouse is located on the corner of East and Roderick Sts, Ipswich.

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