Check out musical’s revival

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Marlpool URC Theatre Company have pulled off something of a coup by securing the rights to perform Oh! What A Lovely War this April.

This is by special permission of the professional troupe that will be taking it on a national tour later in the year.

The show is in great demand this year to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and Marlpool URC Theatre Company are proud to present their own interpretation of the musical. It can be seen from April 2-5 at Marlpool United Reformed Church Community Hall, starting nightly at 7.15pm..

Oh! What a Lovely War was originally created in London in 1963 by the maverick director Joan Littlewood and her company Theatre Workshop.

The show is a truly original portrait of the First World War which changed the world forever.

Oh! What a Lovely War is a satirical musical which highlights the ironies and tragedies of the First World War in stories and songs.

Theatre-goers are sure to recognize the old classic songs such as Goodbye...ee, Oh! What a Lovely War and Keep The Home Fires Burning, to name but a few.

The crew for Marlpool URC Theatre Company’s latest production is led by producer Duncan Smith and musical director Alison Bailey.

Oh! What A Lovely War will be presented from Wednesday through to Saturday, April 2-5, starting at 7.15pm.

Tickets are now on sale from the box office on 01773 769765, priced at £6, with £1 from each sale being donated between The British Legion and Help for Heroes.

Thecompany has an age range of 6 to 85 and has been performing for more than 25 years.