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First look at Oh What a Lovely War musical’s 60th Anniversary Tour

New production images have been revealed for the 60th Anniversary Tour of Oh What a Lovely War.

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Blackeyed Theatre has launched a major revival of Joan Littlewood’s epic anti-war musical, now touring the UK.

Oh What a Lovely War stars Christopher Arkeston, Tom Crabtree, Harry Curley, Alice E Mayer, Chioma Uma and Euan Wilson.

Oh What a Lovely War, UK tour, credit Alex Harvey-Brown (11)
Oh What a Lovely War, UK tour, credit Alex Harvey-Brown
Oh What a Lovely War, UK tour, credit Alex Harvey-Brown
Oh What a Lovely War, UK tour, credit Alex Harvey-Brown
Oh What a Lovely War, UK tour, credit Alex Harvey-Brown (01)
Oh What a Lovely War, UK tour, credit Alex Harvey-Brown

The production is directed by Nicky Allpress, with musical direction by Ellie Verkerk and movement direction by Adam Haigh.

Wildly satirical, visually stunning, and deeply moving, the show 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.

Oh What a Lovely War, UK tour, credit Alex Harvey-Brown
Oh What a Lovely War, UK tour, credit Alex Harvey-Brown
Oh What a Lovely War, UK tour, credit Alex Harvey-Brown
Oh What a Lovely War, UK tour, credit Alex Harvey-Brown
Chioma Uma, Alice E Mayer, Oh What a Lovely Wa
Chioma Uma, Alice E Mayer, Oh What a Lovely War, UK tour, credit Alex Harvey-Brown

Director Nicky Allpress said: “I’m so thrilled to be directing this unique piece of theatrical history, having followed Blackeyed Theatre and their extraordinary work for many years. One of the most exciting things about Oh What a Lovely War is how universal, timeless, and ever relevant it is, and testament to the brilliance of the work is how it can bear endless reinterpretation. Our concept will explore the idea of war as a circus, with an incredibly talented company of actor-musicians bringing Joan Littlewood’s ground-breaking classic to life with music, comedy, and stories.”

For more information, full tour dates and tickets, visit blackeyedtheatre.co.uk

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.