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Son of a Preacher Man – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

A woman leans over a man bent backwards over a table

Book: Warner Brown Director and Choreographer: Craig Revel Horwood Reviewer: Selwyn Knight In the London of the Swinging 60s, we’re told, there was a legendary record shop. The shop was a magnet for the in-crowd, and the owner discovered he had a talent as an Agony Uncle, dispensing relationship advice even as he advised on the best of the latest ...

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Oh What A Lovely War – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writers: Theatre Workshop, Joan Littlewood, Charles Chilton, Gerry Raffles, members of the original cast Director: Terry Johnson Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Oh What A Lovely War premiered in 1963, a Theatre Workshop production under the guidance of Joan Littlewood. It grew from a collection of world war songs broadcast by the BBC, and was worked on in Littlewood’s distinctive style through ...

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Oh What a Lovely War – The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry.

Writer: Joan Littlewood Director: Terry Johnson Reviewer: Nicole Evans The year is 1914. Ten million fathers, husbands and sons are destined to never see their troubles or their old kit bags again. A further seven million civilians are destined to lose their lives in the name of resolving a conflict. The ‘war to end all wars’ begins. Joan Littlewood’s Oh ...

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Oh What a Lovely War – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writers: Theatre Workshop Director: Terry Johnson Reviewer: Claire Hayes Joan Littlewood and Theatre Workshop broke the mould in 1963 when they unveiled their satirical musical about the devastation and futility of the First World War. Now this Theatre Royal Stratford East production has been revived under the direction of Terry Johnson to commemorate the centenary of the war which was ...

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Oh What a Lovely War – Opera House, Manchester

Writer: Joan Littlewood Director: Terry Johnson Reviewer: Paul Downham Oh What a Lovely War is a fun but thought provoking piece of theatre and a truly must see show. The timing of this latest tour coincides with the 100th anniversary of World War 1 still being fresh in the minds of the entire country. As you file into the auditorium ...

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Bouncers – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Writer and Director: John Godber Designer: Pip Leckenby Reviewer: Laura Stimpson [rating:4] “The shots are slamming and the cocktails are flowing free. Susie and the girls are out on the town, Kev and hit mates are up for anything! Slow dances &quick gropes, high hopes &dented dreams, chips &late-night kebabs - and the Bouncers see it all!” Bouncers is John ...

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