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Our next production:

JOURNEY’S END

July 30th to August 5th 2018 in Leatherhead

Theatre Reviva! commemorates the centenary of the First World War with a production of ‘Journey’s End’.

Our Next Production is in Leatherhead this July and August

JOURNEY’S END

by R.C. Sherriff

July 30th – August 5th 2018 in Leatherhead

“A sublime play … a corkscrew of tension, emotion and drama”, Matilda Battersby, The independent.

An extraordinary, gripping production of a great anti-war classic, full of beautifully observed humanity: Set in the trenches during the First World War, this story plays out in a dugout over four days, from 18th March to 21st March 1918, during the run-up to the last major German offensive of the War.

Five British officers are preparing apprehensively for the upcoming attack. Raleigh, an eighteen-year-old officer fresh out of English public school, joins the company of his friend and cricketing hero Captain Stanhope and finds him dramatically changed. Osborne, the 2nd in command, is a middle-aged public school teacher and father figure. Trotter, who has worked his way up through the ranks, has a drily humorous response to the officers’ situation, whilst Hibbert reveals a ‘less than British’ attitude to their predicament.

Hailed by George Bernard Shaw as a ‘useful corrective to the romantic conception of war’, the play had its first performance in December 1928, with Laurence Olivier as Stanhope and was an instant West End success. R. C. Sherriff drew on his own experiences as a Captain serving in the East Surrey Regiment in the trenches, and it is this first-hand authenticity, as well as its humanity, that has kept the play a triumph for a full ninety years and a remarkable anti-war classic.

This production commemorates the centenary of the end of hostilities in the Great War and recalls the sacrifices of those who never returned,
lest we forget.
This is our biggest production yet, and we’re creating an amazing ambience in the Theatre with music of the era, battle sounds, visits from ‘The Trench Experience’, Reservists, Veterans, Combat Stress, SSAFA and the Royal British Legion …. You’ll have to experience it to believe it!

Directors idea for the set ..

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Who Are We?

We’re a young, professional Theatre Company from Leatherhead, Surrey (just off Jct9 on the M25).
We serve the local area with revivals of popular, entertaining and thought-provoking theatre!

We use local talent back-stage and on-stage and we’re bringing back into the community an opportunity for audiences to enjoy seasonal, affordable theatre productions, close to home.

Come and see our exciting shows!


We are a not-for-profit, professional Theatre Company, serving the local community with popular, entertaining and thought-provoking theatre.  Through our association with LAUNCHPAD, we offer young people work experience and a chance to build up confidence.  We also use local talent backstage and on-stage, and are bringing seasonal repertory theatre back into fashion!  You’ll have a great evening!

 

Our Partners

Where Are We?

This Summer (2018) we’re in two venues. We’ve been invited to perform JOURNEY’S END in the theatre in Therfield School in Dilston Road, North Leatherhead, the town’s large secondary school, and we’re also touring to the main house in the Leatherhead Theatre, Church Street, right in the town centre. Both great venues for our gripping new production.

Main House and Theatre Exterior

Leatherhead Theatre

Main House and Theatre Exterior
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Our Vision

We are reviving seasonal theatre productions in the North Surrey/Surrey Hills area because we passionately believe in entertaining local audiences, at affordable prices, in a proper local Theatre! We present classic and culturally significant plays – as well as fun, poignant and diverting entertainments.

Our productions are always ambitious, popular and often thought-provoking.

We are planning to present major shows on schools’ English and Drama curricula – and we’ll be running Technical Skills Workshops for young people in association with Theatrical Youth Training (TYT).

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Forthcoming Shows

‘Journey’s End’ – July/August 2018

‘Truly. Madly, Deeply’ by Anthony Minghella – Spring 2019

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR   Graham Pountney


Graham is a Leatherhead resident, an actor, director, producer and communications skills coach.  He grew up in West Byfleet and East Horsley, raised a family in Stoke d’Abernon and now lives in Leatherhead with his wife Suki Turner.

With 45 years in the performing media his career has encompassed Rep theatre in the UK and International touring, working with the Royal National Theatre and in London’s West End.

He founded the British Actors Theatre Company in the late 1980s and was a founder and director of The Original Shakespeare Company in the 1990s performing before Her Majesty the Queen in the opening ceremony of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

Graham was recently the Associate Artistic Director of the Leatherhead Theatre Rep Company. He is a partner in Centre Stage Dance and Drama, a local Performing Arts school in Leatherhead and Oxshott. He has been creating, producing and directing plays, films, workshops, radio programmes and fundraising ‘edutainments’ for many years and continues to work as an actor exploring new characters, with credits in popular TV series (eg Howards Way, Life Begins, New Tricks, Hustle, etc).

In 2014 he founded the Surrey Hills Community Radio station, based in Leatherhead; and he’s initiating LAUNCHPAD, a social enterprise to help young people build up their self-worth and learn employability skills to lift them off into the world of work.

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