15 November – The Great War Performance

Project Description

In recognition of Remembrance Day,  Dayboro Lions Club presents:

The Great War   Performance                                                                                                     


Fresh from his role as the singer in the Australian production of Warhorse, Cloudstreet’s John Thompson moulds history into theatrical narrative in his commemorative presentation. The Great War is a selection of songs, poems and stories that reflect differing facets and periods of the war.

The Great War begins with the fervently patriotic songs of the early period when victory seemed imminent – songs such as Keep the Home Fires Burning and It’s a Long Way to Tipperary, where the audience is invited to sing-along. In time, those who lived the stark reality of the war began writing their own songs. One of the most touching, Christmas 1914, evokes memories of the Christmas truce when soldiers from both sides briefly put down their weapons and shook hands. 

Australia’s involvement in the war inspired poets Henry Lawson and John O’Brien to put pen to paper and more recently other songwriters have written their own observations, including John’s telling of 17-year-old Maud Butler’s dressing and enlisting as a soldier.


The Great War performance will evoke tears, laughter and memories and stands as a living memorial to those touched by war.

To show respect and support for our Defence Force personnel, this event is entirely sponsored by Dayboro Lions.   ALL gate takings will be donated to Legacy. http://www.legacy.com.au/brisbane/BrisbaneLegacy

Performance Time:    Sunday 15th November, 3pm to 5pm+

Venue:                       Dayboro Community Hall (next to Police Station)

Duration:                   Approx 2 hours with interval.

Country afternoon teas available, and a BAR will be running. Profits to Legacy.


Adults $20          Seniors/Pensioners $15         Children/Students $10

Suit Children?:       Parental guidance recommended


Booking Information:       

Tickets available at Swish! Cafe, Dayboro (next to the Post Office) 

Or  via PAYPAL to the Lions email – but phone/email first to obtain a ticket number

Or at the gate on the day, subject to remaining  seats available.

Also, group bookings can be made by direct deposit to Dayboro Lions account.


Phone: Ian Flinders  0478 419 022  or email [email protected]  for more info.

Photo from http://www.dailymail.co.uk/.

Project Details

  • Date October 25, 2015
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