Oh What A Lovely War 2015 UK Tour Dates

This information was updated on 24th April, 2019

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Oh What A Lovely War begins UK Tour in 2015

Following a sold-out run in spring 2014, Terry Johnson’s hit revival of Oh What A Lovely War will return to its spiritual home – Theatre Royal Stratford East – in January 2015, before embarking on a national tour. It will be produced by Christopher Malcolm Productions Ltd and Matthew Mitchell.

Oh What A Lovely War, a satirical musical about World War I, originally premiered at Theatre Royal Stratford East in 1963. Joan Littlewood adapted the play from Charles Chilton’s work for radio through her company Theatre Workshop. It was an immediate hit, transferring to the West End in June 1963, opening on Broadway in 1964 and receiving four Tony Award nominations including Best Musical.

The musical is packed with familiar songs from the World War I era including ‘It’s a Long Way to Tipperary’, ‘Pack up Your Troubles’ and ‘Keep the Home Fires Burning’. The songs are performed against a projected backdrop of images and shocking statistics conveying the harsh realities of war.

This production will star Wendi Peters who is best known for her portrayal of the iconic Cilla Battersby in Coronation Street – a role to which she returned this year. Alongside her screen work, Wendi is in much demand as a stage actress with recent credits including White Christmas at the Lowry, Manchester, The Mystery Of Edwin Drood at the Arts Theatre, West End and most recently Rutherford & Son for Northern Broadsides on National Tour. This Christmas sees Wendi reprise her role of Martha in White Christmas when it plays at the Dominion Theatre, West End.

This production, directed by Terry Johnson, opened at Theatre Royal Stratford East in February 2014, to public and critical acclaim. Due to popular demand, it returns again in 2015, little more than a hundred years since the outbreak of the First World War.

After its run at Theatre Royal Stratford East, the production will tour to Richmond, Malvern, Manchester, Cambridge, Bath, Torquay, Guildford, Coventry, Brighton, Leicester, Aylesbury, Birmingham, Truro, Hull and Wimbledon.

OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR 2015 TOUR DATES

Theatre Royal Stratford East
Gerry Raffles Square, London E15 1BN
29 Jan – 7 Feb 2015
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Richmond Theatre
10 – 14 February 2015
The Green, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1QJ
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Malvern Theatres
16 – 21 February 2015
Grange Rd, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 3HB
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Opera House Manchester
24 – 28 February 2015
3 Quay St, Manchester, Lancashire M3 3HP
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Cambridge Arts Theatre
2 – 7 March 2015
6 St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PJ
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Theatre Royal, Bath
9 – 14 March 2015
Saw Close, Bath BA1 1ET
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Princess Theatre, Torquay
17 – 21 March 2015
Torbay Rd, Torquay, Devon TQ2 5EZ
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Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
23 – 28 March 2015
Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX
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Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
30 March – 4 April 2015
Belgrade Square, Coventry, CV1 1GS
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Theatre Royal, Brighton
7 – 11 April 2015
New Rd, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1SD
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Leicester Curve
13 – 18 April 2015
60 Rutland St, Leicester LE1 1SB
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Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
28 April – 2 May 2015
Exchange Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP20 1UG
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Birmingham Rep Theatre
5 – 9 May 2015
Broad St, Birmingham, West Midlands B1 2EP
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Hall For Cornwall,Truro
11 – 16 May 2015
Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2LL
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Hull New Theatre
19 – 23 May 2015
Kingston Square, Hull HU1 3HF
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New Wimbledon Theatre, London
26 -30 May 2015
93 The Broadway, London SW19 1QG
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