Oh What a Lovely War!
by Joan Littlewood and Theatre Workshop
3rd - 11th December 1999
~ Directed by Barry Lee ~

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The scheme for a chronicle of the First World War, told through songs and documents in the form of a seaside pierrot entertainment of the period, was devised and presented by Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, London, in 1963. It was the result of close co-operation between writer, actors and director, where the whole team participated in detailed research into the period and in the creative task of bringing their material to life in theatrical terms. It won the acclaim of audiences and critics and the Grand Prix of the Theatre des Nations festival in Paris in 1963 and has become a classic of the modern theatre.

Jo BurnhamPierrot
Gerald DalePierrot
Matt FrancisPierrot
Monica JanesPierrot
Andy KirtleyPierrot
Nick LaycockPierrot
Andy LeePierrot
Brian LeePierrot
David MaxwellPierrot
Paul MortonPierrot
Emma MuirPierrot
Cathie MulroneyPierrot
Mike NewboldPierrot
Keith NewmanPierrot
Maggie NixPierrot
Claire ProtheroughPierrot
Lee RaynerPierrot
Charlie WattsPierrot
Diana WilkinsonPierrot
Shelagh MaughanAssistant Director
Peter ReissStage Manager
Ken Allford & Andy HowellLighting
Pat Lee & Pam CraikProps
Alyson VinceWardrobe
Tony MasonSound
Ken ReaMusical Director
Louis DavisAdditional Musical Assistance
Brenda Newey Choreography
Betty JanesPrompt
Peter StubbsSet
Carol MonzeglioChoreography

Photos by Steve Beeston Photography
Review by Godfrey Marriott