Oh What A Lovely War
Roll up, Roll up! And take your seat for the ever-popular ‘War Game’!
Address:Southwark Playhouse Borough
77-85 Newington Causeway
Post code:SE1 6BD
Tickets:£30 Standard | £24 Concessions | All previews £16 | Pioneer's Preview (21 November) £7.50
Open hours:Monday 5.30pm to 11pm
Tuesday 1pm to 11pm
Wednesday 5.30pm to 11pm
Thursday 5.30pm to 11pm
Friday 5.30pm to 11pm
Saturday 1pm to 11pm
Sundays 5pm to 11pm if we have a show on.
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DescriptionRoll up, Roll up! And take your seat for the ever-popular ‘War Game’!
A cornerstone of modern musical theatre and one of the very greatest stage satires, Oh What A Lovely War is an extraordinary theatrical journey bringing to life the folly, farce and tragedy of the First World War.
Wildly satirical, visually stunning and deeply moving, it’s the musical that revolutionised modern theatre; an exhilarating, no-holds-barred assault on the military incompetence and inconceivable disregard for human life the First World War has come to represent.
Packed with timeless songs, razor-sharp satire and high jinks, Oh What A Lovely War is a hilarious, heart-breaking snapshot of life for those caught in the crossfire of conflict, a unanimous voice from the trenches and a timely warning from the theatre of war itself. Now, more than ever, it holds a mirror up to the world and speaks to us all.
“One of the most innovative, audacious companies working in contemporary English theatre.” The Stage
Reviews of Blackeyed Theatre’s 2011 production of Oh What A Lovely War:
“A splendid revival that does the original production proud.” Brian Murphy, from the cast of the original 1963 production of Oh What A Lovely War
“Magnificent… Extraordinary… As haunting as it is harrowing… Astonishing power…” The Stage
“Fast, energetic and immaculately choreographed. Joan Littlewood would have been delighted by this production… A remarkable evening” Hexham Courant
By Tube:Closest tube station - Elephant and Castle (take the Southbank University exit)
By Train:Closest train station - Elephant and Castle
Access for wheelchair users
Assistance dogs welcome
Level access toilet
Positive about disabled people
There is ground level access to all areas of the theatre and there is an accessible toilet. For most productions, row A is at the same level as the playing space, and each row behind it is one additional step up. There are two wheelchair spaces available in each auditorium in the front row, which are bookable online. If you cannot see a vacant wheelchair space on the seating plan for your preferred performance, please contact the box office. If you will be transferring out of your wheelchair into a theatre seat then we advise booking a seat in the front row at either standard or concession rate. Our front of house staff will take care of your wheelchair in the bar area. Seating in The Little theatre at Southwark Playhouse Borough is unallocated however if you would like to reserve a specific seat due to access requirements, contact the box office. Assistance dogs are welcome in the theatres. We recommend booking or requesting an aisle seat, or alternatively our staff are happy to dog-sit for you.