Oh, What A Lovely War!

                                      by Theatre Workshop

A musical telling of the events and people from World War One, it was fitting that this production was performed at one of the few museums in the world dedicated to the memory of this war.  Installed into a performance venue not normally accustomed to stage shows, it was a great experience and an entertaining production.

UMKC Theatre and Kansas City Actors Theatre Co-Production

Liberty Memorial, WW1 Museum, Kansas City

February 2011

 

Directed by Barry Kyle

Set Design by Erin Walley

Lighting Design by Richard L. Sprecker

Costume Design by Suzanne Mann

Sound Design by Ryan M. Hall

Projections Design by SeifAllah Cristobal

 

Photography by Charles Stonewall

Opening
Opening

Our MC leads the corps of Pierrot clowns in a rousing number to start the show.

Two Secret Police
Two Secret Police

These secret police talk innocently about Arch Duke Ferdinad.

Peaceful Moment
Peaceful Moment

Just before everything breaks loose.

Christmas in the Trenches
Christmas in the Trenches

The impromptu cease-fire in the trenches during Christmas, where the English soldiers sang songs and gave gifts to the Germans.

Ballerina
Ballerina

A performance amidst the crisis.

Anti-War Ralley
Anti-War Ralley

Impassioned voices speak out against the conflict.

Hitchie-Koo
Hitchie-Koo

No need for a sad mood, dance with us!

Irish in the Trenches
Irish in the Trenches

The Irish soldiers hiding out in a bunker in No Man's Land.

Final Moments
Final Moments

The Irish meet their bitter end on the landscape of No Man's Land.

Blessing
Blessing

Clergy and nurses bless the next round of soldiers going off to fight.

Keep The Home Fires Burning
Keep The Home Fires Burning

The nurses sing and pray for the safe return of the fighting men.

Finale
Finale

One last song, one moment to reflect, as the poppy petals fall.