Blackeyed Theatre presents
Oh What A Lovely War
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.
CAST + CREATIVE TEAM
Director - Nicky Allpress
Musical Director - Ellie Verkerk
PRESS + REVIEWS
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
“One of the most innovative, audacious companies working in contemporary English theatre” - The Stage
“Fast, energetic and immaculately choreographed. Joan Littlewood would have been delighted by this production... A remarkable evening”- Hexham Courant
Student tickets are available at £9.50 when booked as a school group. One free teacher ticket for every nine students booked. Contact box office on 0161 912 5616 for more information or to make a booking.
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2 hours, plus interval.
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