Final-year students commemorate the end of WWI with ‘Oh What a Lovely War’


AUB Acting, Costume and Performance Design and Make Up for Media and Performance are back with another ambitious theatre performance. 

Directed by BA (Hons) Acting Senior Lecturer, Ken Robertson, Oh What a Lovely War will be performed to mark 100 years since the end of the first World War, at the unique Elliott Road film studio in West Howe.

This final-year student collaboration will also feature music courtesy of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s new music group, Kokoro.

Running from Wednesday 9th – Sunday 13th May, Oh What a Lovely War is a satirical attack on military incompetence during the war, acting as a reminder of how costly it can be to so many people.

Created by Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop, the production was first performed in 1963 and received critical acclaim from critics and audiences alike. Adding to the play’s success, in 1969 a film version was made with an all-star cast.

Oh What a Lovely War expertly blends elements of live dance, song, music and sketches, for an epic production not to be missed!

Tickets are available from the AUB website and are priced at £7 for students.