Title: Oh What a Lovely War
Date: Saturday May 21st 2011
Location: Aberystwyth Arts Centre Youth and Community Theatre
Cost: Contact Venue
Special Gwanwyn performance – Saturday 21 May, 2pm.
Director: Richard Hull
Musical Director: Ric Lloyd
Choreographer: Rachel West
Oh What A Lovely War chronicles the events of the First World War through songs and documents of the period, first produced in 1963 by Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop. The whole team participated in detailed research into the period and in the creative task of bringing their material to life in theatrical terms. The result is an entertainment which has won the acclaim of audiences worldwide, and has become a classic of modern theatre. In 1969 the film version became a popular success in its own right.
With classic war time songs such as ‘I’ll Make A Man of You’, ‘Goodbye-ee’ and ‘Adieu La Vie’, this co-production between the Youth and Community Theatre companies promises to be a thoughtful, energetic and entertaining revival of this stunning historical musical.
‘A production of the first importance in the history of post-war theatre in Britain.’ New Statesman
Please ring the box office on 01970 62 32 32 for further details