Archives - Oh What a Lovely War

by Theatre Workshop, Charles Chilton, Gerry Raffles and Members of the Original Cast
Joan Littlewood's Musical Entertainment

Directed by Jack Wood
Musical Direction Mary Anstey
Choreography Sharon Jolly

Friday 22nd February – Saturday 1st March 2008 at 8pm in the Auditorium

This award-winning musical play is a theatrical chronicle of the First World War told through the songs and documents of the period.

Oh What a Lovely War by Theatre Workshop, Charles Chilton, Gerry Raffles and Members of the Original Cast - PosterOh What a Lovely War by Theatre Workshop, Charles Chilton, Gerry Raffles and Members of the Original Cast - Poster

 

Part of the Barn’s 2007/2008 season

Presented by The Barn Theatre Club

Cast

Thirteen characters, and singing When Belgium Put the Kybosh on the Kaiser-Amy Dawson
Ten characters, including the MC and the Drill Sergeant, and singing Goodbye-ee-Andy Nash
Eighteen characters, dancing with Daisy and singing Roses of Picardy-Andrew Toynbee
Fourteen characters, singing When this Lousy War is Over and Christmas Day in the Cookhouse-Chris Bruce
Sixteen characters, singing I Don’t Want to be a Soldier with Jack-Christopher Wallace
Seventeen characters, dancing with Nigel and singing Hitchy-Koo-Daisy Stafford
Seventeen characters, singing I Don’t Want to be a Soldier with Christopher-Jack Gatier
Two characters, singing Heilige Nacht with Will-James Maxwell
Six characters in Part One, and in Part Two Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig-Kevin Dinnin
Fourteen characters, dancing as Charlie Chaplin and singing Sister Susie-Lou Robinson
Seventeen characters, dancing with Daisy and singing There’s a Long Long Trail-Nigel Rive
Fourteen characters, singing Roses of Picardy with Andrew and Keep the Home Fires Burning-Rachel Dawson
Fourteen characters, singing Le Chanson de Craonne (Adieu la Vie)-Rachel Williams
Seventeen characters, playing the mouth-organ and singing I Wore a Tunic-Rob Wallace
Twelve characters, including Mrs Pankhurst, and singing I’ll Make a Man of You-Victoria Rive
Sixteen characters, singing Heilige Nacht with James-Will Blyth

Creative team

Director-Jack Wood
Musical Director-Mary Anstey
Choreographer-Sharon Jolly
Stage Manager-Trevor Watkins
Lighting Designer and Operator-John Cude
Sound Designer and Operator-James Rowles
Set Designer-Jack Wood
Deputy Stage Manager-Joan Bird
Assistant Stage Manager-Phil Christy
Sylvia Townend
Properties-Barbara Foster
Jean Amato
Costumes-Judith Claxton
Shirley Thompson
Anne Woolmington
Carol Marks
Sheila Grimmant
Maryam Rodway
Projection Designer-Peter Holt
Projection Operator-Matthew Spinner
Follow Spot Operator-Adam Lake
Set Construction-Eric Farlie
Pat Finch
Roy Burton
Set Painting-Bernard Usher
Eva Watkins
Keith Thompson
Robert Barton
Stephen Wilson
Production Secretary-Joan Wilson

Musicians

Trumpet-Andy Williamson
Clarinet-Chris Goward
Percussion-Dennis White
Keyboard-Mary Anstey
Tuba-Rowan Baker

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