Maleny Players present Billy Goes To War

This is an archived copy of an event that has already passed. It is online for informational purposes only.
  • Dates: to
  • Location: The Events Centre, Caloundra 4551 Queensland
Billy Goes To War

Rehearsals are now under way for Maleny Players production ‘Billy Goes to War’, which commemorates the Centenary of WW1. This deeply moving and inspiring play will be presented at The Events Centre this March.

The play tells the story of Australia’s involvement in the War from the point of view of a Queensland family whose two sons, Billy and Tom Smith, join up and go to fight. It also tells of their aunt Olive who becomes a nurse and sees action on the Western Front. The play
contains authentic letters written from the Front and other material donated by local families.

Local playwright, David Crewe said “The production contains songs of the time, but does not glorify war; in fact it underlines the tragedy and horror of the battlefront and the impact of the losses at home.”

“We are now into rehearsals with a cast of more than 30 people – civilians, soldiers, nurses as well as actors representing the warring countries. We are of course including a number of traditional wartime songs and we are delighted to have the involvement of the Buderim
Concert Band providing live accompaniment to the production.”

The show was first staged in Maleny last year, and was so well-received that the Players decided to bring it to The Events Centre, Caloundra. Don’t miss this heartwarming play suitable for all ages.

Billy Goes To War
The Events Centre, 20 Michinton Street, Caloundra
Friday 20th of March 2015, 10am
Saturday 21st of March at 2pm & 7.30pm
Tickets: Full Price $32 | Concession & Groups 10+ $28 | School Students $25

Bookings: Call 07 5491 4240 or visit

Maleny Players :
PO Box 142, Maleny
07 5494 4009
07 5494 4007
Maleny Players

Map Location ( get directions )

The Events Centre, Caloundra

All Sunshine Coast events, gigs, functions etc... onsite are correct as per information provided at time of uploading, please always verify times or dates directly with the venues to avoid disappointment.