Presented by the Ipswich Musical Theatre Company, Songs That Won the War will showcase the best-loved songs and music of the Second World War in one special show on Sunday November 5, 2023.
Book now through the Ipswich Visitor Information Centre for this one-day event held at the historical Old Courthouse reliving precious memories, hearing wonderful old songs and enjoying Devonshire tea on the veranda at interval.
The show has been a tradition for the Ipswich Musical Theatre Company since 2011, when the first Songs That Won the War performance was held.
That show was especially written by Clive Render, and it has been held every year since, on the Sunday closest to Remembrance Day.
The songs that entertainers like Vera Lynn, Gracie Fields, Bing Crosby, George Formby, The Andrew Sisters, Glenn Miller, Dinah Shore, Bob Hope, Judy Garland and more, made popular provided a much needed boost to the morale of those left behind throughout the darkest days of World War II.
During Songs That Won the War you’ll hear: We’ll Meet Again, Run Rabbit Run, Umbrella Man, Underneath the Arches, The Last Time I Saw Paris, The White Cliffs of Dover, Keep the Home Fires Burning, Who Do You Think You Are Kidding Mr Hitler?, You Are My Heart’s Delight, I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now, Underneath the Arches, Lambeth Walk, Girls Were Made to Love and Kiss, Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer, Tramp Tramp Tramp, A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square, Bless ’em All, Roll Out the Barrel, Maisy Dotes, Knees Up Mother Brown, The Road to Gundagai, Brown Slouch Hat and Chattanooga Choo Choo.
Included are speeches by Neville Chamberlain, Winston Churchill and Dwight Eisenhower. The story is narrated by Doreen Orton, who was a child in England during World War II.
The cost is $20, and includes Devonshire tea, doors open at 1pm for the 1.30pm show. Book in person at the Ipswich Visitor Information Centre.