Untold stories of war combat come to life
  • Wednesday 27 August 2014

If you enjoy wartime stories, make sure you see Michael Veitch’s moving play Flak at Sunshine Coast Council’s Nambour Civic Centre on Wednesday, October 29 at 10.30am and 7.30pm.

The performance is based on two best-selling books, Flak and Fly, written by well-known writer and performer Michael Veitch.

Michael made his name as part of the ABC’s cult hit The D Generation, followed by Fast Forward, Full Frontal and is now a presenter on ABC radio.

He also has an academic background in history, and has had a lifelong obsession with the aircraft of the Second World War.

This obsession led Michael to conclude that every single person who flew in a WWII aircraft had at least one extraordinary story to tell. This is their story.

Flak is the retelling of those stories, complete with voices and characters, as Michael takes on the roles of former airmen recounting their extraordinary, true and largely untold stories of combat in the air war of 1939 to 1945.

Projected images and sound enhance the storytelling and atmosphere of the play.

Michael Veitch interviewed more than 50 airmen, almost all of whom had never revealed their wartime adventures to anyone, including, in some cases, their own families. And the stories they told are truly amazing.

Tickets are $32 for adults, $28 for concessions, groups and full-time students, $26 for SCvip members, $25 for Veteran Affairs cardholders and $15 each for school groups. To book please call the Nambour Civic Centre on 5475 7755 or visit www.scvenuesandevents.com.au

The Nambour Civic Centre is located on the upper level of the Centenary Square complex, located at 52 – 64 Currie Street, Nambour. Parking is available via Mill Street across from the new Coles Supermarket.