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Oh What a Lovely War – the musical

Theatre Royal, Stratford East, London

Joan Littlewood’s Oh What A Lovely War has turned into one of those shows that goes beyond iconic. Littlewood in fact had a string of successes to her name as doyenne of the old Victorian Theatre Royal in Stratford East like discovering Shelagh Delaney (A Taste of Honey), Brendan Behan (The Quare Fellow and The Hostage) and Lionel Bart (Fings Ain’t Wot They Used t’Be) as well as classical revivals such as Volpone, Twelfth Night and Richard II with Harry H Corbett.

© Alastair Muir

© Alastair Muir

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