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Oh What A Lovely War


Charles Chilton

Directed by: Betty Heap

5th - 8th May 1976

Oh! What A Lovely War summarises and comments on the events of the First World War using popular songs of the time, many of which were parodies of older popular songs, and using allegorical settings such as Brighton's West Pier to criticise the manner in which the eventual victory was won.

The Merry Roosters
Mairead Cartwright, Babs Jay, Judy Parrack, Joyce Pomfret, Maisie Pring, Joe Crossland, Roy Brocklehurst, David Green, Adam Hare, Derrick Jones, Ray Thomas, Robert Tunnicliffe, Colin Walker, Don Williams, Peter Womby, Carl Baker, Nigel Hinson, Caroline Pring
Musical Accompaniment
PianoReg Sykes
DrumsJonathon Ramsden
ChoreographyBabs Jay
Technical DirectorCyril Hines
DesignerDavid Gregson
Stage ManagerDavid Gregson
Asst Stage ManagersMark Lennard
Margaret Brocklehurst
ConstructionHarry Outhwaite
Stan Brown
LightingRod Holt
Mary Gregory
Michael Pomfret
SoundJack Blackburn
PropertiesPearl Nash
Marjorie Cox
Arthur Dyer
Ted Sims
CostumesJoyce Pomfret
Pat Thomas
Brenda Jones
Janet Gregson
Beryl Jolley
Glenys Lloyd
May Seal
Elizabeth Whitehall
Production ManagerMay Seal
ContinuityLiz Crossland