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Oh, What a Lovely War!
By Joan Littlewood and the Theatre Workshop

23:00, Wed 10th – Sat 13th October 2018 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 1

“Theatre should be grand, vulgar, simple, pathetic – not genteel, not poetical.”

So said Joan Littlewood, artistic director of the infamous Theatre Workshop and developer of the seminal 'Oh, What a Lovely War!', first performed in 1963. Born of a revolutionary collaborative process, this so-called ‘epic musical’ shook a nation with its visceral portrayal of the first world war. Both riotously entertaining and profoundly affecting, there is no other play which combines the same level of cultural significance and timeless appeal. Come to be enraged, come to be entertained – come and be part of 'Oh, What a Lovely War!'

4.5 stars from Varsity:

5 stars from The Tab:

Listed in The Tab's top five shows of Michaelmas 2018:



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