Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) is collaborating with artists and communities to present a unique theatrical performance to mark 100 years of Australian wartime and peacekeeping service since the armistice that ended World War I.

Presented by QPAC and supported by a $420,000 grant from the Australia Government’s ANZAC Centenary Arts and Culture Fund, Armistice is a new theatrical performance reflecting on Australia’s wartime and peace-keeping history combining song, music, dance, spoken word and archival footage. Armistice will be presented on Sunday 11 November in QPAC’s Playhouse.

Featuring an extraordinary collection of material from The Australian War Memorial, the performance includes artwork from Official War Artists Ben Quilty, George Lambert, Will Longstaff and Ivor Hele. It also includes images, videos, letters and diary entries spanning the 100 years of conflicts: helping to bring the history to life for audiences.

The performance will feature the Australian Premiere of new music commissions by revered composers Michael Askill, Ross Edwards, Elena Kats-Chernin and Andrew Schultz.

The high profile line-up of Australian artists bringing their talents to the stage for this special production includes singers John Schumann* (I Was Only 19) and Brisbane’s own musical theatre stars Naomi Price and Tom Oliver, actors Andrew Buchanan and Bryan Probets, leading Australian didgeridoo player and composer William Barton and acclaimed Brisbane based choir Australian Voices and ensemble Topology.

Armistice has been created by a team including Bill Haycock, David Bell, Darrin Verhagen, Simon Woods, David Walters, Natalie Weir and Chris Latham.

Armistice will be presented on Sunday 11 November in QPAC’s Playhouse with performances at 2.00pm (preview) and 6.00pm. Tickets will be available from Tuesday 16 October at 9.00am. Tickets are free, but bookings are essential. To book go to qpac.com.au or phone 136-246.