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.
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.
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.
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