Oh, What a Lovely War!

Oh, What a Lovely War!

By Ted Allan, Charles Chilton, Joan Littlewood and Gerry Raffles
Directed by Autumn Smith*

Feb. 28 – March 7, 2020

A clownish look at the foibles of combat, Oh, What A Lovely War! is a satire with songs that questions humanity’s glorification of battle and the cycle of violence. This modern staging will take this classic, WWI themed play and place it firmly in 2020, within the world of gamers and mega-violent video games, to force a look at how we pass along warlike thinking to the next generation. This show is presented in association with Hart House’s 100th Anniversary and salutes the House’s historic connection to the military efforts in the Great War.

Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes with additional time for an intermission

WARNING: Violent content


* The participation of this artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance/Opera/Theatre Policy (DOT).

Performance Schedule

Week 1: Fri. and Sat. at 8 pm
Week 2: Wed. to Sat. at 8 pm and Sat. at 2 pm

Postshow Talkbacks: Sat., Feb. 29 and Thurs., March 5
Remain in your seat after the show for a curated chat with the actors and artists.

Preshow Artist Chat: Sat., March 7 at 1 pm
Come to the matinee early to enjoy an in-depth discussion with one of the artists from the show. Admission included in ticket purchase.



Adults: $28 / Seniors: $20 / Students: $15

$12 Student tickets every Wednesday evening

Fri., Feb. 28, 2020 at 8 pm
Sat., Feb. 29, 2020 at 8 pm

Wed., March 4, 2020 at 8 pm
Thurs., March 5, 2020 at 8 pm
Fri., March 6, 2020 at 8 pm
Sat., March 7, 2020 at 2 pm
Sat., March 7, 2020 at 8 pm

Online Purchase: Click on preferred date listed above
Telephone Sales: Call 416.978.2452
In Person Sales: Hart House HUB Main Information Desk, or the theatre’s ticket window prior to curtain


Student Matinees

Hart House Theatre offers student matinees at the low price of $15 per student, and complementary tickets for teachers and chaperones.

Scheduled performances: Tues., March 3 at 12 noon

Please note: more performances may be added or rescheduled according to demand.

For more information and to book a performance please call the Box Office at 416.978.2452.