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10 Nov 2014

For over 25 years the group have been sixteen-handedly turning the world onto the ukulele

Closed 10 Nov 2014

A Stirring Exploration of the Human Spirit

When war makes life so intolerably hard, sometimes all you can do is sing, laugh and play the ukulele... Marking 100 years since the 'War to end all Wars,' the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain will explore the popular music of the WWII era with a show entitled 'When this Lousy War is Over' at London's Palace Theatre on 10 November 2014.

Although the ukulele is synonymous with light-heartedness and optimism, its distinct sound is used to evoke a range of emotions in this show. Handled gracefully and with great sensitivity, the Orchestra presents two sides of the War - dark times of great sorrow and the overwhelming strength of the human spirit and its ability to overcome the seemingly impossible. Moments of humour and light mingle with songs that were written to bolster the spirits and stir pride, as well as those that commemorate the fallen in this poignant and thought-provoking show.

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Opening night: 10 November 2014

Closing night: 10 November 2014

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