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.
Packed 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…” The Stage
“Fast, energetic and immaculately choreographed. Joan Littlewood would have been delighted by this production… A remarkable evening” Hexham Courant
Theatre: The Large
Mon – Sat: 7.30pm
Tue & Sat: 3pm
Running Time: 140 minutes.
We strongly advise that you arrive early and take your seats in advance of the start time as there is a no latecomers policy.
This production contains haze, loud music, and documentary images of war.