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.

Cast
Jo BurnhamPierrot
Charlie WattsPierrot
Lee RaynerPierrot
Claire ProtheroughPierrot
Maggie NixPierrot
Keith NewmanPierrot
Mike NewboldPierrot
Cathie MulroneyPierrot
Emma MuirPierrot
Paul MortonPierrot
David MaxwellPierrot
Brian LeePierrot
Andy LeePierrot
Nick LaycockPierrot
Andy KirtleyPierrot
Monica JanesPierrot
Matt FrancisPierrot
Gerald DalePierrot
Diana WilkinsonPierrot
Crew
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
Carol MonzeglioChoreography
Betty JanesPrompt
Peter StubbsSet

Photos by Steve Beeston Photography
Review by Godfrey Marriott