Oh What a Lovely War includes schools programme

Date Posted: 10/07/2014

Terry Johnson’s hit revival of Oh What A Lovely War will return to Theatre Royal Stratford East in January for a limited two-week run before embarking on a national tour.

This satirical musical about World War One is back following a sold-out run in spring 2014.

Familiar songs from the WWI era including It's a Long Way to Tipperary, Pack up Your Troubles and Keep the Home Fires Burning are performed against a projected backdrop of images and shocking statistics conveying the harsh realities of war.

Tour dates include:

Schools and colleges programme

Theatre Royal Stratford East is working with 170 secondary schools and colleges from across England to offer young people the opportunity to make their own work and respond to Oh What A Lovely War in a contemporary context.

During the run at Theatre Royal Stratford East there will be nine curtain raisers and a Newham Schools Festival showcasing the young people and their work. The project aims to inspire the next generation of artists and critical thinkers.

For further information contact:

020-8534 0310
www.stratfordeast.com

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