Oh What A Lovely War

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Oh What A Lovely War

Oh What A Lovely War

Wed 14 Feb 2024 - Sat 17 Feb 2024

TICKET PRICE

From £21.50

WHEN

WED 14 - SAT 17 FEB 2024

Running Time: 2 hours 20 minutes approx (including interval)

Age Recommendation: 11+ (contains haze and loud sound effects)

Blackeyed Theatre in association with South Hill Park Arts Centre presents  
The 60th anniversary tour of Joan Littlewood's Musical Entertainment 
OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR 
by Theatre Workshop, Charles Chilton, Gerry Raffles and members of the Original Cast 
WED 14 - SAT 17 FEB 2024
 

Roll up, Roll up! And take your seat for the ever-popular ‘War Game’! 

A cornerstone of modern musical theatre and one of the very greatest stage satires, Oh What A Lovely War is an extraordinary theatrical journey bringing to life the folly, farce and tragedy of the First World War.  

Wildly satirical, visually stunning and deeply moving, it’s the musical that revolutionised modern theatre; an exhilarating, no-holds-barred assault on the military incompetence and inconceivable disregard for human life the First World War has come to represent. 

Brimming with timeless songs, razor-sharp satire and high jinks, Oh What A Lovely War is a hilarious, heart-breaking snapshot of life for those caught in the crossfire of conflict, a unanimous voice from the trenches and a timely warning from the theatre of war itself. Now, more than ever, it holds a mirror up to the world and speaks to us all. 
 
“One of the most innovative, audacious companies working in contemporary English theatre”
The Stage 
 
Reviews of Blackeyed Theatre’s 2011 production of Oh What A Lovely War: 
 
“A splendid revival that does the original production proud” 
- Brian Murphy, from the cast of the original 1963 production of Oh What A Lovely War 
 
“Magnificent...Extraordinary...As haunting as it is harrowing...Astonishing power... Any assumption that Oh! What a Lovely War is a period piece is shot to shrapnel. Forty years on, we need Littlewood’s vision more than ever. Blackeyed Theatre restore it to us with astonishing power. Catch it if you can” 
- The Stage 
 
“Fast, energetic and immaculately choreographed. Joan Littlewood would have been delighted by this production... A remarkable evening”
- Hexham Courant 
 
CREATIVE TEAM
Director Nicky Allpress 
Musical Director Ellie Verkerk 
Movement Director Adam Haigh