Sundry facts about “Oh, What a Lovely War!”

The show has its origins in a BBC radio programme from the early 1960s. The Theatre Royal in Stratford East, where Oh, What a Lovely War! was first staged, will host Nigeria’s Olympic House during the 2012 games. The cast of the New York stage version included Barbara Windsor, now known to millions as one of the regulars of the TV soap EastEnders. Lord Kitchener, whose pointing figure appears in the famous recruiting poster (left), was appointed Secretary of State for War at the outbreak Continue reading →