FDS - Oh What A Lovely War poster

Oh What A Lovely War

A drama by Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop
Thursday 11 November 1999 - Saturday 13 November 1999
Faringdon Corn Exchange, Corn Market, Faringdon SN7 7JA
Directed by Roger Leitch

Performances start 7:30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier.
Tickets: £6. Concessions £4. Tickets were available from Reflections, 8 Marlborough Street, Faringdon.

Musical director & choreographer: Teresa Moon

A chronicle of the First World War told through the songs and documents of the period. Harsh images of war and shocking statistics provide a contrast with the comedy of the action in this cleverly thought-out play. The audience are invited to join in with singing the songs of the era such as “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary,” “Pack up Your Troubles”, and “Keep the Home Fires Burning”.

“British losses: 8,236 men in 3 hours”, “Average life of a machine gunner under attack on the Western Front: 4 minutes”

Oh Lovely War 1999 01

Ken Brown; Paul Mountford-Lister

Oh Lovely War 1999 07

Paul Mountford-Lister; Gary Thompson; Gary Bates

Oh Lovely War 1999 06

Roger Leitch; Peter Webster; Dave Headey

Oh Lovely War 1999 05

Paul Mountford-Lister; Gary Bates; ?; Simon Wisbey; Ken Brown

Oh Lovely War 1999 04

Jeni Summerfield

Oh Lovely War 1999 08

Debbie Lock

Oh Lovely War 1999 03

Gary Bates; ?; Gary Thompson; Alan Taylor; Simon Wisbey; Paul Mountford-Lister; Ken Brown

Oh Lovely War 1999 02

?; Roger Leitch; Peter Webster; ?

Oh Lovely War 1999 10

Sarah Varnom; Roger Leitch; Alan Taylor; ?

Oh Lovely War 1999 09

Ken Brown; Paul Mountford-Lister; Gary Bates; Gary Thompson; Simon Wisbey; ?

Photographs by kind permission of Ian Smith (founder of the ‘Faringdon Folly’ newspaper)

Cast (in order of appearance):

Various parts - Ashley Bates; Gary Bates; Ken Brown; Debra Gregson; Mark Gregson; Joyce Harrison; Dave Headey; Debra Keasal; Joan Lee; Roger Leitch; Debbie Lock; Paul Mountford-Lister; Jeni Summerfield; Carole Tappenden; Alan Taylor; Carolyn Taylor; Gary Thompson; Sarah Varnom; Lucy Walden; Jo Webster; Peter Webster; Adrian Wells; Oliver Wells; Sarah Westcott; Karen Whiffen; Simon Wisbey

See programme for further details.

Production No.131 (3 shows were performed over 3 days)