2014 sees the 100th Anniversary of the start of the worldwide conflict that became known as The Great War. This First World War claimed millions of lives and almost wiped out a generation of brave young men who did their duty and fought for ‘their King and their Country’.
Through the parody of an end-ofthe-pier pierrot show, Oh, What a Lovely War tells the story of some of those soldiers. The horrors of the fighting, the deprivation and hardship, but most of all the comradeship of the trenches is movingly told through the songs of that Edwardian era, when the country still held staunch Victorian values of honour and duty.
This is a funny, thought-provoking and moving piece of theatre that is as relevant today as it was when it was first devised by Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Group in the 1960s.
Performances are at the Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking, from Tuesday June 24th to Saturday June 28th
Ticket prices £12, £10 concession
Please contact Brenda Midwinter for tickets: 01932 841363 or via email : email@example.com
Although this is presented by the “Woking Drama Association” there are members of Ottershaw Players on stage and working hard behind, together with people from many of the local groups.
This production is performed in support of the many Disabled Veteran charities who continue to serve our Armed Forces