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Oh What a Lovely War at Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot

Ticket Information

Prices: £25, £22.50 Concessions, £20 Members, £18 Under 16s

Both shows start at 7.30pm

Suitable for age 11+

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

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Oh What a Lovely War

Thursday 16 May 2024 to Friday 17 May 2024

Tags: Musical Theatre

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

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

“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

“Fast, energetic and immaculately choreographed. Joan Littlewood would have been delighted by this production... A remarkable evening” Hexham Courant

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