Blackeyed Theatre in association with South Hill Park Arts Centre presents The 60th Anniversary tour of Joan Littlewood’s Musical Entertainment by Theatre Workshop, Charles Chilton, Gerry Raffles and members of the Original Cast
Directed by Nicky Allpress
Musical Direction by Ellie Verkerk
More than a century on from the Armistice, Oh What A Lovely War remains a classic of the modern theatre and a powerful reminder of the atrocities of a war that cost twenty million lives. A journey from joy to despair and back again, it’s a deliciously satirical attack on the military incompetence and inconceivable disregard for human life the First World War has come to represent and a chilling reminder of man’s inhumanity to man.
Wildly satirical, visually stunning and deeply moving, Oh What a Lovely War is a theatrical experience like no other; a fusion of live music, movement, songs and sketches bringing to life the folly, farce and tragedy of the First World War. Now, more than ever, it holds a mirror up to the world and speaks to us all.
Suitable for age 11 upwards.
Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes approx (including interval).