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Blackeyed Theatre Presents

Oh What A Lovely War

The 60th Anniversary tour

Thu 1 – Fri 2 Feb 2024

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.

Director – Nicky Allpress
Musical Director – Ellie Verkerk

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.

by Theatre Workshop, Charles Chilton, Gerry Raffles and members of the Original Cast

Suitable for age 11 upwards

'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

'Forty years on, we need Littlewood’s vision more than ever. Blackeyed Theatre restore it to us with astonishing power'

The Stage

'Fast, energetic and immaculately choreographed'

Hexham Courant