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‘This triumph features the sort of originality Joan would have approved of’: MISS LITTLEWOOD – Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon ★★★★★

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Not everyone knows who Joan Littlewood was but by the end of Sam Kenyon’s enthralling biographic musical, Miss Littlewood, we’re closer to understanding what drove this maverick director, who was to be known as The Mother of Modern Theatre, to create innovative, controversial agitprop theatre.

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Review: Oh What A Lovely War (Theatre Royal Stratford East)

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The Theatre Royal Stratford East’s resolutely multi-cultural auditorium is strung to the rafters with British Empire bunting for the centenary of the First World War and by extension the 50-ish anniversary of Joan Littlewood’s landmark production of Oh What A Lovely War, on this same stage, which gave political satire a popular face. It’s an […]

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Review: Oh What A Lovely War (Theatre Royal Stratford East)

In Musicals, Reviews by Johnny FoxLeave a Comment

The Theatre Royal Stratford East’s resolutely multi-cultural auditorium is strung to the rafters with British Empire bunting for the centenary of the First World War and by extension the 50-ish anniversary of Joan Littlewood’s landmark production of Oh What A Lovely War, on this same stage, which gave political satire a popular face. It’s an […]

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