Oh, What a Lovely War!: Musical Info & Synopsis


Oh, What a Lovely War! is a satirical musical that chronicles the events of World War I through a series of vignettes, songs, and sketches. Set against the backdrop of the war, the production uses humor and storytelling to highlight the absurdity and tragedy of this dark period. Oh, What a Lovely War! offers an exploration of the cost of conflict and resilience in the face of adversity.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1963)

Cast Size: 15+

Genre: Satire

Setting: 1910s, Various

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Various

Book: Joan Littlewood & Theatre Workshop

Cast Albums

Original London Cast (1963)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


1960s, British, Christmas, Satire, War

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