When Joan Littlewood’s iconic musical premiered in 1963, its revisionist condemnation of the First World War sent shockwaves through British society. Now, criticising bungling generals is preaching to the choir, and the stoic Tommy has been reclaimed. Having inspired a slew of similarly irreverent works, Oh What A Lovely War’s satirical rage doesn’t burn quite so brightly.
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