Oh What A Lovely War

Joan Littlewood’s legendary musical has been revived to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War One.

Originally produced by Joan Littlewood at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, Oh What A Lovely War is a satirical masterpiece which was made into a classic film in 1969, starring amongst others Maggie Smith, John Gielgud and John Mills.

This highly acclaimed revival directed by the multi award-winning Terry Johnson is a riot of music and colour, deeply moving and features some of the greatest songs from the First World War.

So pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and book now for this musical tribute to the men and women who saved our nation over 100 years ago.

Featuring the war time classic songs It’s a Long Way to Tipperary, Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag, Goodbye...ee, And When They Ask Us, Keep the Home Fires Burning and many more.


Featuring Wendi Peters (Coronation Street, White Christmas), Ian Reddington, one of very few actors to have played major roles in Eastenders (Richard ‘Tricky Dickie’ Cole) and Coronation Street (Vernon Tomlin) and Christopher Villiers whose credits include three years in Emmerdale as Grayson Sinclair.


Running times: Act 1 63 mins, Interval 20 mins, Act 2 70 mins

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“Johnson’s production has heart and soul and rightly restores a classic for a new generation”


“This is a show that cries out to be seen as we mark the 100th anniversary of that terrible war”


“(a) superbly staged revival”


“This is a show with ten million heroes”



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