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VenueOctagon Theatre
Other spaces: Bill Naughton Theatre
CountyGreater Manchester
From25th October 2007
Opened26th October 2007
To17th November 2007
When19:30. Nov 10,14 Mats 14:00
PricesFrom £8.50. To £18.50.
What is currently on at Octagon Theatre (V480)

Oh What a Lovely War

Oh What a Lovely WarT436524443
Comic expose of the savage futility of war in general and the First World War in particular.' Your Country Needs You' - The rallying call for a generation to do their patriotic duty and fight for king and country. A slogan which resonates with bitter futility for doomed youth who fought and died in the Great War, which claimed 10 million lives and left twice that number wounded and maimed. Oh What a Lovely War tells the story of this defining event of the 20th century through songs, sketches and period newsreel. A rousing musical, presented as a music hall revue, this highly charged satire on war and its horror is, in turns, brilliantly comic and deeply moving.
Author Joan Littlewood

Archive :: production:T436524443, musical:S1627, venue:V480

Production details

Special Performances

  • 7 Nov 07 Audio Described
  • 15 Nov 07 Sign Interpreted


Corporate Sponsor William Hare Ltd
Producer Octagon Theatre Bolton
Director Mark Babych
Design Richard Foxton
Musical Director Howard Gray
Performer Matthew Kelly
Performer Jeff Hordley
Performer John McArdle
Performer Matt Rixon
Performer Ruth Alexander-Rubin
Performer Nicola Bolton
Performer Matt Connor
Performer Christopher Fry
Performer Barbara Hockaday
Performer Siena Lloyd
Performer Helen Power
Performer Simeon Truby
Performer David Westbrook
Performer Paul Simpson

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