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Journey's End

R.C. Sherriff

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Full Length Play, Drama

10m

ISBN: 9780573040030

The greatest of all English war plays, Journey's End shows the effect of war on a group of young officers. 

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - 1910s / WWI

Settings Of Play - A dug-out in the British trenches before St Quentin

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TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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. 

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10m

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Male, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

Captain Hardy, red-faced and cheerful
Lieutenant Osborne, about 45, tall and thin
Mason, a soldier servant
Lance-Corporal Broughton
Second Lieutenant Raleigh, about 18, well-built and healthy-looking
Captain Stanhope, 21, tall, thin and good-looking
Second Lieutenant Trotter, middle-aged and overweight
Hibbert, early 20s, a small, slightly-built man. Company Sergeant-Major, a huge man with a heavy black moustache
Colonel
German Boy
Soldiers
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