Blackeyed Theatre in association with South Hill Park Arts Centre presents

Oh What A Lovely War

The 60th Anniversary Tour

Tue 16 - Sat 20 Apr, 2024 Archive
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.

Roll up, Roll up! And take your seat for the ever-popular ‘War Game’!

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.

Joan Littlewood’s Musical Entertainment Oh What A Lovely War by Theatre Workshop, Charles Chilton, Gerry Raffles and members of the Original Cast.


Main House


Time: 7:30pm & 2:30pm
Performance duration: 2 hours & 20 minutes (including interval)
Age guidance: 11+

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Oh What A Lovely War UK Tour - Official 2024 Trailer


Alice E Mayer

Chioma Uma

Christopher Arkeston

Euan Wilson

Harry Curley

Tom Crabtree



Nicky Allpress

Musical Director

Ellie Verkerk

Movement Director

Adam Haigh

Costume Designer

Naomi Gibbd

Set Designer

Victoria Spearing


Tom Neill

Lighting Designer

Alan Valentine