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Oh What A Lovely War

Brewhouse Theatre, 6th - 10th November 2018 at 7.30pm
Special Armistice Day Performance 11th November 4.00pm
This is a must see piece of theatre for many reasons. It was ground-breaking when first presented in 1963, but is just as relevant today. Joan Littlewood and her ensemble created it as a collaborative musical entertainment, driven by their study of the Great War. It is a highly entertaining and thought-provoking show, chosen to conclude our 90th birthday year and timed to coincide with the centenary of the end of the war. It features a heady mix of jokes, music hall, sketches, drama and jaunty wartime songs (you’ll know quite a lot of them!), all wrapped up in various aspects of business, Empire and national pride. The presentation is that of an exuberant ‘end of pier’ show, presented by Pierrots, which was so popular in the early 1900s, but the bravery of those who fought is clearly shown. The fun and laughter are, however, juxtaposed with images from archive material of (and facts about) the Great War, which work together to make it a truly memorable and compelling show for all generations. We warmly invite you to join us to celebrate the close of the Great War 100 years ago.
We are proud to be supporting SSAFA, the UK’s oldest Armed Forces charity, throughout the run of this production, in our publicity and with an exit collection after every show. Over 130 years, they have shown their commitment to service men and women, veterans and their families, giving outstanding help and support.
Link to Cast and Crew