Oh What a Lovely War

Lancaster Girls Grammar School and Lancaster Royal Grammar School present

Oh What a Lovely War

By Joan Littlewood and her Theatre Workshop

Wednesday 3 – Saturday 6 March

Oh What a Lovely War is a theatrical and musical chronicle of the build up to and the conduct of World War I.  Told through songs and documents of the period, the play includes popular tunes such as Keep the Home Fires Burning and It’s a Long Way to Tipperary.  It looks back to a time when men and women showed strength, love, friendship and optimism in the face of tragedy.

Director Helen Tozer said:

“You can expect songs, sketches, newspanel, slides, dance routines, Edwardian Music Hall and revue in our show.  There is a big emotional range and several favourite old songs from WW1 which I’m sure people will be singing in the street as they walk home!”

Pupils aged between 15 and18 have been meeting 3 times a week since November to rehearse for the production.  Katy Flowers (age 17) who, like the rest of the cast plays several different roles, said:

“I’ve had great fun and would recommend the experience of being in the joint school musical to any students in the future.”

Julie Brown, Producer at The Dukes said:

“Work created for and by young people is central to The Dukes’ programme and we’re really looking forward to welcoming pupils both backstage and as audience members.”

Tickets for Oh What a Lovely War cost £10 and £8 (concessions).  Please call The Dukes Box Office on 01524 598500 or see http://www.dukes-lancaster.org to book.


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