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Landmarks: Oh What a Lovely War

Samira Ahmed and guests examine how Joan Littlewood's production of Oh What a Lovely War changed theatre and redefined the way we view the First World War.

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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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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Presenter Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest Murray Melvin
Interviewed Guest Michael Billington
Interviewed Guest Erica Whyman
Producer Zahid Warley
Interviewed Guest David Kynaston

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