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Drama, Musical 8 - 30 September 2017

An Oldham Coliseum Theatre Production
Oh What A Lovely War

Joan Littlewood’s Musical Entertainment Oh What A Lovely War by Theatre Workshop, Charles Chilton, Gerry Raffles and Members of the Original Cast.  Title suggested by Ted Allan

Pack up your troubles with Joan Littlewood’s critically acclaimed satirical First World War musical in the year Britain remembers the Passchendaele campaign of 1917.

Oh What A Lovely War, performed as an end of pier show by a troupe of Pierrot entertainers, relives the horror and dark humour of the First World War through song, dance and stunning visuals.

Performed by a talented ensemble of actor-musicians, Oh What A Lovely War  features songs from the First World War including: It’s A Long Way To Tipperary, Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag, Goodbye-ee, And When They Ask Us and Keep The Home Fires Burning.

Oh What A Lovely War is deeply moving,  taking us through one of the most painful times in our history; it resonates with the pity of war and the impact of war on us all.

Save Money with a Coliseum Season Ticket
This production is part of the Coliseum's season ticket offer - Four plays for just £68 or less. Contact the Box Office for more information on 0161 624 2829.

Full price: £15 - £22.50
Concessions: £15 – £20.50
Get In! Under 26: £7 (limited tickets available)

Concessionary rates are available to retired patrons over 65, full-time students, and registered unemployed people. Proof of ID is required when buying or picking up tickets. Only one discount per ticket.

If you have specific access requirements please contact the Box Office directly on 0161 624 2829 or at to discuss your visit to the Coliseum.

Group Discounts
Groups of 10+ get £3 off full price evening ticket (£19.50)

Groups of 25+ get £5 off full price evening ticket (£17.50) with free programme for organiser

Audio Described Performance
Thursday 21 September, 7.30pm

BSL Performance
Friday 29 September, 7.30pm

Meet the Cast
Thursday 21 September

Saver Performance
Friday 8 & Saturday 9 September, 7.30pm

Part of the Season Ticket Deal


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Production Information:

Directed by Kevin Shaw

Designed by Foxton

Musical Director Howard Gray

Lighting Designer Jason Taylor

Sound Designer Lorna Munden

Written by Joan Littlewood

Choreographer Beverley Edmunds

Choreographer Beverley Edmunds

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"A genuine ensemble triumph" - Manchester Theatre Awards

"A really great production, with a fantastic cast and production team. I highly recommend you go and see it" - North West End


Isobel Bates
Matt Connor
Richard J Fletcher
Richard J Fletcher
Jeffrey Harmer
Barbara Hockaday
Anthony Hunt
Thom Petty
Lauryn Redding
Reece Richardson
David Westbrook