Caroline Quentin stars in the 50th-anniversary revival of wartime classic Oh What a Lovely War at Theatre Royal Stratford East, where it was first performed in 1963.
Marking the centenary of the start of World War I in 2014, the return of Joan Littlewood's classic musical is sure to have you singing along with early 20th-century tunes that were once sung by soldiers in the trenches.
As the realities of conflict hit home, the satirical plot is played out as a firm statement against war that still resonates with the modern-day audience.
Quentin (Men Behaving Badly and Jonathan Creek) is joined on stage by an ensemble cast featuring Shaun Prendergast (Waterloo Road), Ian Bartholomew (Guys and Dolls) and Michael Simkins (King Lear).
The show is directed by Terry Johnson, who won a Tony Award as Best Director of the musical La Cage aux Folles in 2010.
- Terry Johnson