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Landmarks: Oh What a Lovely War

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It's fifty years now since Oh What a Lovely War was first performed and this evening Night Waves pays tribute to Joan Littlewood's revolutionary anti-war musical. In a programme recorded before an audience at the Theatre Royal Stratford East where the show received its premiere, Samira Ahmed and her guests, the critic, Michael Billington, Erica Whyman from the RSC, the historian, David Kynaston and Murray Melvin from the original cast, discuss how Oh What A Lovely War changed Britain's theatrical landscape and redefined the way the think about the First World War.

Producer: Zahid Warley.

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Wed 16 Oct 2013 22:00

Oh What a Lovely War at Theatre Royal Stratford East

Oh What a Lovely War at Theatre Royal Stratford East
Joan Littlewood’s landmark production Oh What A Lovely War returns to Theatre Royal Stratford East from 1st February - 15th March 2014.

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Role Contributor
PresenterSamira Ahmed
Interviewed GuestMurray Melvin
Interviewed GuestMichael Billington
Interviewed GuestErica Whyman
ProducerZahid Warley
Interviewed GuestDavid Kynaston

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