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Oh What A Lovely War! at Mansfield Palace Theatre

Posted onPosted on 19th Sep

Blackeyed Theatre has announced a major revival of the satirical Oh What a Lovely War! to mark the 60th anniversary of Joan Littlewood’s epic anti-war musical – and it is coming to Mansfield Palace Theatre on Wednesday, 11 October as part of a nationwide tour.

Conceived and developed by Joan Littlewood and her Theatre Workshop in 1963, Oh What a Lovely War! remains a classic of modern theatre, a fusion of timeless songs – including Pack Up Your Troubles and It’s a Long Way to Tipperary – razor-sharp satire and high jinks, offering a satirical account of the First World War as seen through the eyes of the common soldier.

Oh What a Lovely War! stars Christopher Arkeston (Only Fools and Horses: The Musical, Theatre Royal Haymarket; Revolting Women, Mikron Theatre Company; Much Ado About Nothing, Cambridge Shakespeare Festival), 2023 Rose Bruford graduate Tom Crabtree, Harry Curley (Once, Barn Theatre; Summer in the City, The Gatehouse; Caligari, Underbelly), Alice E Mayer (Frankenstein, Blackeyed Theatre; The Chronicles of Wild Hollow, Audible; Y Mabinogi, Welsh tour), Chioma Uma (Brief Encounter, New Wolsey and UK tour; Kiss Me Kate, Watermill Theatre; Cinderella The Rockin’ Panto!, New Wolsey Theatre) and Euan Wilson (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Vienna English Theatre; The Great Gatsby, Immersive London; Stick Man, UK tour).

Tickets are available from the Box Office or via 01623 463133, or you can book online at