8th November - 10th November| £14
Price: £14 / £12 conc.
Set in a dugout in March 1918 near St Quentin, France, this is an iconic first world war play written by a man who had himself experienced the horrors of that war.
Set over the course of four days leading up to a massive German attack on the British trenches in March 1918, Journey’s End charts the tension and claustrophobia as the new recruit to the company, Lieutenant Raleigh, discovers that Captain Stanhope, his former childhood friend and hero, has changed almost beyond recognition.
One of the most famous plays of the 20th century, Journey’s End was written by R C Sherriff who himself had experienced the full horror’s of trench warfare as a 2nd Lieutenant for ten months from 1916 to 1917. This is why the dialogue in the play is so authentic as he ‘ merely had to write down what the people said at the time ‘. At times funny but also deeply moving this is one of the best plays ever written about warfare.
Produced in association with Samuel French.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Brentwood Arts Council.
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