The true stories of five World War II Royal Australian Air Force veterans will be told in the show Flak, coming to Werribee later this month.
Author, actor and broadcaster Michael Veitch will present the show at the Wyndham Cultural Centre on Friday, April 27 at 8pm.
Veitch, who appeared in the television shows D-Generation, Fast Forward and Full Frontal, is also known for writing books on World War II aviation.
He said the stories in Flak explored the real-life tales of comradeship, survival and bravery experienced by RAAF airmen.
“Researching two books and finding these surviving airmen was the culmination of a lifelong interest in WW II aircraft,” Veitch said.
“When I met the airmen to hear their stories, most of whom I tracked down through chaotic and vicarious means, I sort of fell in love with them.
“The way they told their stories to me was in a way that created a total contrast between what they did and what they said.
“They were all so modest and self-effacing, there was no sense of blowing their own trumpet.”
Wyndham’s arts, culture and heritage portfolio holder Cr Tony Hooper said Veitch would also hold free workshops with the community.
“He will be working in schools and the community during the week of Anzac Day, where he will perform enthralling excerpts of
Flak for younger audiences and work with students on their own story writing techniques,” Cr Hooper said.
To book tickets for the show or workshops see www.wyncc.com.au or call 8734 6000.