Oh What A Lovely War – Nov 2014 – Plot

The Arcadians were proud to mark the centenary year of the outbreak of World War I with their production of Oh What a Lovely War. This stirring musical satire, which achieved international acclaim following its London premier in 1963, sets the grim realities of war against the colours, music and irreverent humour of the music hall.  Featuring front-line soldiers, chorus girls, music hall singers and parodies of leading figures, and with many popular songs of the time (including ‘Pack Up Your Troubles’, ‘Row, Row, Row’, ‘Goodbye-ee’ and ‘Keep the Home Fires Burning’), amidst the laughing and the singing it has a poignant message for everyone.


An amateur production by arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LIMITED JOAN LITTLEWOOD’S Musical Entertainment By Theatre Workshop, Charles Chilton, Gerry Raffles and Members of the Original Cast Title suggested by Ted Allan.

Oh, what a lovely war


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