Oh What A Lovely War: Reviews

August 11, 2014

The MTS and Stage ’65 co-production of OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR ran for seven sold out performances last week at Salisbury Playhouse. A huge thank you to our brilliant audiences  and to the cast and production team for all their hard work. Three reviews of the production are available online: • The Salisbury Journal • The Wiltshire Times • The Fine Times Recorder


Oh What A Lovely War: Tech Week Update

July 30, 2014

We’re half way through our Tech Week and all the behind-the-scenes elements of the show are starting to come together. The costume, make-up, props, lighting, sound and stage management teams are all working hard to get everything ready for opening night on Monday 4th August – exactly 100 years to the day since Britain declared war on Germany.  Here’s some highlights from the week so far: Sergeant Louise joined us…


Oh What a Lovely War: Blog

July 21, 2014

By Martin Boniface & Liz Coxon-Tenty Week Commencing 30/06…. 5 weeks to go!  Martin – Dance rehearsals were non-stop this weekend. I had three new routines to learn including an Irish jig, a Charleston and a dance involving some mischievous little devils. My favourite was definitely the Irish dancing as I had never tried it before. The footwork is actually quite simple but the key to making it effective is…


Oh What A Lovely War: behind the scenes

July 18, 2014

With the opening night of OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR fast approaching, find out what’s going on in the wardrobe and workshop departments at Salisbury Playhouse. Post by Musical Theatre Salisbury. You can also read our behind-the-scenes blog – and don’t forget to book your tickets!


Oh What a Lovely War: Blog

July 8, 2014

By Martin Boniface & Liz Coxon-Tenty Week Commencing 16/06…. 7 weeks to go! Martin – This week we had our first rehearsal of ‘Make a Man of You’ with our choreographer. During this song the female members of the cast have to use their feminine charms to help recruit the men into the army. I think some of the MTS ladies were enjoying the chance to show their flirtatious side….


Oh What A Lovely War: Vintage Afternoon Tea

July 3, 2014

Join Salisbury Playhouse during the week of Oh What A Lovely War for traditional afternoon tea with vintage china in a specially decorated foyer with music. Monday 4th – Friday 8th August, 12pm – 4pm Tickets £7.45 from the Salisbury Playhouse Box Office on 01722 320333 A Salisbury Playhouse 40th Anniversary Campaign fundraising event supporting the House Development Fund.


Oh What A Lovely War: just five weeks to go!

June 30, 2014

The next MTS production OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR is just five weeks away! The opening performance is timed to coincide with the 100 year anniversary of Britain’s declaration of war on Germany and  entry into the First World War. Sixty performers from MTS and Stage ’65 Youth Theatre will take to the stage for one week only from 4th – 9th August at Salisbury Playhouse. As ever, the matinee performance…


Oh What A Lovely War: Rehearsal photos

June 16, 2014

Here’s your chance for a sneaky peek behind the scenes at how Stage ’65 and Musical Theatre Salisbury are getting on with rehearsing for OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR. Post by Musical Theatre Salisbury. You can also see the full collection of photos on Salisbury Playhouse’s Facebook Page. Thanks to Lydia Stamps for the brilliant photos. 


Oh What A Lovely War: Post-show discussion

June 11, 2014

Following the performance of OH WHAT  A LOVELY WAR on Thursday 9th August there will be an exciting opportunity to quiz both the cast and creative team behind this timely co-production. The Post-Show Talk Out will take place shortly after the end of the show and all audience members are invited to stay behind and participate should they wish to. Talk Outs are a regular feature of productions at the…


Rehearsals underway: OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR

May 30, 2014

Stage ’65 Youth Theatre and Musical Theate Salisbury perform together to commemorate the start of the First World War.  Rehearsals have begun for OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR, the first collaboration between Salisbury Playhouse’s Stage ’65 Youth Theatre and Musical Theatre Salisbury, which will be performed in the Main House at Salisbury Playhouse from Monday 4 to Saturday 9 August. The full press release is available on the Salisbury Playhouse website or you…