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.
Oh What a Lovely War at Theatre Royal Stratford East
|Interviewed Guest||Murray Melvin|
|Interviewed Guest||Michael Billington|
|Interviewed Guest||Erica Whyman|
|Interviewed Guest||David Kynaston|