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Journey's End

National Tour
21 Jan - May 2010
A co-production with Original Theatre Company
Journey's End

Journey's End

By R. C. Sherriff

1918. The rat infested trenches of the Somme. A group of officers prepares for an imminent German attack in a classic story of war and humanity.

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Byre Theatre,
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08 May
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Play Information

The young, talented and war-weary Captain Stanhope is confronted with the fresh face of his past as an old schoolmate joins his platoon. As the offensive looms ever closer, Stanhope must inspire his men to make the ultimate sacrifice for a war he no longer understands and for a cause he no longer remembers.

This compelling play based on R. C. Sherriff's own experience in the trenches of World War I with its heroism, humour and inevitable tragedy shows courage in the face of uncertain odds.

All staged within Stanhope’s claustrophobic dugout, audience and actor alike play witness to what amounts to a seminal moment in our recent history. Time creeps to a standstill and the soldiers await their  orders before racing to a heart wrenching climax as these young men face their ‘Journey’s End’.

Creative Team

Director/
Co-Producer:
Alastair Whatley
Producer: Max Lewendel
Production Assistants: Louise Ody
Lucy Dark
Set Design: Victoria Spearing
Costume Design: Fiona Davis
Lighting Design: Alan Valentine
Sound Design: Dominic Bilkley
Prod Manager: Steve Tyler
CSM: Zachary Holton
Rehearsal ASM/
Ed. Manager:
Caroline Saunders
Casting Director: Gemma Davies
Production Assistants: Margaret Pritchard
Holly Holman
Photographer: Jack Ladenburg

Cast:

Stanhope: Christopher Harper
Raleigh: Tom Hackney
Osborne: Graham Seed
Hibbert: Rhys King
Trotter: Gareth Davies
Hardy: Alastair Whatley
Mason: Adam Best
Sergeant Major: Zac Holton
Colonel: Knight Mantell
German Soldier/
ASM:
Hubert Mainwaring-Burton
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