Oh What a Lovely War

Oh What a Lovely War

Production Date: January 2003
Directed by: Alice Burns

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Oh! What A Lovely War takes the form of an end-of pier show performed by a troupe of Pierrots. These Pierrots, dressed in traditional white costumes decorated with black pom-poms, were popular in English seaside resorts in the early 20th century. In our show they are called the ‘Merry Roosters’ and, as you will see, they reflect the spirit of those who died and the horrendous conditions in which they waged this ‘war to end all wars’. They also portray the callousness and cynicism of those whose planning led to their deaths, those who profited from them, and the concems and fears of those waiting at home.


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