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Journey’s End

Journey’s End
  • Production: Journey’s End
  • Venue: Northern Stage
  • Year: 2017
  • Author: R. C. Sherriff
  • Directed by: Jack Hewitt
  • Lighting Design by: Matt Edwards
  • Design © Luke W. Robson
Set in the trenches of the First World War, R. C. Sherriff’s powerful drama Journey’s End follows a group of officers and men in the build up to the German Spring Offensive. Eighteen and fresh out of school, the youthful and optimistic Raleigh joins his boy-hood hero Stanhope in the trenches of France, where he soon finds that the strain of war has dramatically altered the man he knew. Remarkable for its accurate and moving portrayal of men living in trying conditions, Journey’s End is one of the greatest dramas to come out of World War One.