Oh, What A Lovely War! was first staged in 1963 at the Theatre Royal in Stratford East
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War musical returns to Stratford after 50 years

Fifty years after it first premiered at the Theatre Royal in Stratford East, a musical about World War I is returning to its original home.

Oh, What A Lovely War! first ran in 1963 and featured many familiar songs from the era.

BBC London's Entertainment Correspondent, Brenda Emmanus, talks to assistant artistic director Dawn Reid and meets Murray Melvin, one of the original cast members and now the theatre's archivist.

Footage of Oh, What A Lovely War! courtesy of Paramount Pictures and Theatre Royal/Stratford East Archive Collection.

  • 09 Jan 2013
  • From the section London