Oh What a Lovely War - Shaw Festival Theatre

Fiercely funny, catchy and biting, it’s the iconic WWI musical about the business of war.
Royal George Theatre
July 14 - October 13
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Synopsis

This provocative WWI musical is known to make audiences laugh, cry and clench their fists — all within a single number. This fiercely funny, piercing musical will make you see war in a new light. Follow a band of singing, dancing Canadian soldiers into the Great War and rediscover the spirit behind “lest we forget”.

Technical Credits
Book by Joan Littlewood, Theatre Workshop and Charles Chilton
Research by Gerry Raffles
Directed by Peter Hinton
Music direction by Paul Sportelli
Designed by Teresa Przybylski
Lighting designed by Bonnie Beecher
Projections designed by Howard Davis
Movement by Alexis Milligan
Age recommendation
14+
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