Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - 1910s / WWI
Settings Of Play - A dug-out in the British trenches before St Quentin
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
RC Sherriff's ground-breaking play remains one of the most powerful and successful pieces of modern drama and one of the most acclaimed examples of literature that deals with the tragedy and horror of conflict.
Set over the course of four days leading up to a massive German attack on the British trenches in 1917, 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.
"the play draws its power from the detail...incomparably moving" - Georgina Brown, Daily Mail
"The greatest of all war plays" - Hannen Swaffer The Daily Express
"(a) sublime play...Excellent performances and a corkscrew of tension, emotion and drama left not a dry eye in the house." Matilda Battersby, Independent
"Recent revivals have suggested that Sherriff's drama remains as hard-hitting and fresh as ever." - Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
First produced by the Incorporated Stage Society at the Apollo Theatre, London, W.C., December 9th, 1928, and subsequently at the Savoy Theatre, Strand, London, W.C. January 21st, 1929.
The play was revived in 2004 and again in 2011 in productions directed by David Grindley.