REVIEW: Oh! What a Lovely War, Titchfield Festival Theatre, St Margaret’s Arts Centre, St Margaret’s Lane, Titchfield

REVIEW: Oh! What a Lovely War, Titchfield Festival Theatre, St Margaret’s Arts Centre, St Margaret’s Lane, Titchfield

THE programme for this production of Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop show says it is “as performed by the staff and clients of ‘The Happy Haven Home for the Elderly’” – a slightly odd framing device for this familiar collection of songs, sketches, speeches and scenes from the First World War, which seems to be director Paul King’s way of explaining the shortage of authentically young men in the cast when, as the archive photos displayed on a screen above the stage show, so many who fought and died were really just boys.

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