Colorado College / junior year / London

Oh, What a Lovely War

So…

Tonight my class watched the theatrical performance of Oh What a Lovely War at the Theatre Royal Stratford East – a satirical performance based on Britain’s involvement in World War I. The theatre took a while to get to, since it was outside of zone 2 and we had to take a bus to avoid being charged.

Stratford Centre

Stratford Centre

Theatre Royal, Stratford East

Theatre Royal, Stratford East

Oh What a Lovely War

Oh What a Lovely War

play ticket

play ticket

The theatre also displayed mannequins with the costumes from the original production, such as the dress worn by Avis Bunnage in the 1963 stage production of Oh What a Lovely War.

Avis Bunnage, 1963

Avis Bunnage, 1963

costume on the mannequin

costume on the mannequin

The production was hilarious but quite long, so we brought snacks for munching on during intermission – cheese breadsticks and mixed green/red grapes from Marks and Spencer Simply Foods, to be precise!

the production stage

the production stage

grapes for snacks!

grapes for snacks!

On the way home I spied a couple of the Transport for London Tube Station warning signs – they are quite interesting to read and well-caricatured, so when you’re waiting for your train it is fun to try and spot a new sign.

"move along inside"

“move along inside”

"please turn it down"

“please turn it down”

The only downside was the police outside our apartment flats that night – apparently there was someone disturbing the peace or something, because when I went outside to walk from the other flat to my own flat, I saw a police van, two officers, and some shady-looking man being escorted from his car. Creepy!

the police!

the police!

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