Paris Smith LLP has announced its sponsorship of Southampton Operatic Society’s amateur production of Joan Littlewood’s ‘Oh What a Lovely War’ appearing at Nuffield Southampton Theatres Campus location in June.

This year marks both the centenary of the end of the First World War and 200 years since Paris Smith started in Southampton. This collaboration further demonstrates the firms support for the city’s art scene as it now not only sponsors or works with all of Southampton’s professional theatres but also shows its backing for the city’s amateur theatrical scene.

The musical play will run from 20-23 June 2018 and highlights with great affection and respect, the huge sacrifices made by so many during the First World War from the perspective of the ordinary soldier.

Supporting The Royal British Legion and its Poppy Appeal, the production also boasts lots of humour and lively music.

Jo Barnard, business manager for Southampton Operatic Society, said: “We are so grateful to Paris Smith for providing this much needed support for our production of ‘Oh What A Lovely War’. Amateur theatre is engaged in a constant struggle to fund its activities in light of rising production costs, while public funding is difficult to secure and the disposable incomes of our audiences remain largely static.

“With the support of firms like Paris Smith we hope to be able to keep providing high quality but affordable theatrical entertainment to the people of Hampshire until our own centenary in 2024 and well beyond that.”

For more information on Oh What a Lovely War and to book tickets click here.