"Oh, What a Lovely War" a Musical Entertainment - Thame Players - The Players Theatre, Thame

Date: 
11 September 2018 - 7:45pm - 15 September 2018 - 7:45pm

"Oh, What a Lovely War" a Musical Entertainment by Joan Littlewood was seen as an ironic critique of the reality of the war when it premiered at the Theatre Royal Stratford East on 19 March 1963 to rave audience reaction - It was an ensemble production featuring members of the theatre's regular company, which included Brian Murphy, Victor Spinetti and Glynn Edwards each playing several parts.

New and established Thame Players have come together to put on this production which will feature many songs and sketches and is sure to delight young and old.

It will feature such World War I era songs as It's a Long Way to Tipperary, Pack up Your Troubles and Keep the Home Fires Burning a real foot tapping spectacular with serious undertones.

Oh, What a Lovely War is a satire on World War I (and by extension against war in general) the title is derived from the music hall song Oh! It's a Lovely War, by J. P. Long and Maurice Scott in 1917.

When: Tue 11th to Sat 15th Sept at 7.45pm
Where: The Players Theatre, Nelson St, Thame, OX9 2DP
Tickets: £9 / £8 conc. (Tuesday all Tkts £7)
Online from www.thameplayers.co.uk or
Spear Travels, Greyhound Walk, Thame.  01844 217228.
Enquiries to Pat Shepherd - p.k.shepherd@btinternet.com