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Oh What a Lovely War 60th anniversary

Poster for 60th anniversary production of Oh What a Lovely War

A major revival of Oh What a Lovely War from outer-London based Blackeyed Theatre marks the 60th anniversary of Joan Littlewood’s epic anti-war musical.

A classic of modern theatre, a fusion of timeless songs - including Pack Up Your Troubles and It’s a Long Way to Tipperary - with razor-sharp satire, it offers a satirical account of World War One as seen through the eyes of the common soldier.

Director Nicky Allpress said: "It's a unique piece of theatrical history. One of the most exciting things about the show is how universal, timeless and ever-relevant it is. A testament to the brilliance of the work is how it can bear endless reinterpretation. Our concept will explore the idea of war as a circus, with an incredibly talented company of actor-musicians."

The first northern date is at Sale Waterside (November 14-15), quickly followed by The Coro (Coronation Hall, Ulverston, November 16-17), with dates announced for next year including: Harrogate Theatre (February 22-24, 2024); Blackpool Grand (March 1-2); Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough (March 6-9); Hull Truck Theatre (March 19-23); Leeds Playhouse (March 20-27); Theatr Clwyd, Mold (April 23-27), and Theatre Royal, Wakefield (April 30-May 1).

More info and tickets here

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