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An extraordinary, gripping production of a great anti-war classic, full of beautifully observed humanity: Set in the trenches during the First World War.
“What an incredible show. Thank you for this, West End quality in regional theatre.
A show to remember… this should run and run”
Our Next Show
by R.C. Sherriff
Sunday evening was our last perfomance of this gripping production having run from August 2nd to August 5th 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.
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!
About RC Sherriff
R. C. Sherriff was born on 6th June 1896 in Hampton Wick. He was educated at Kingston Grammar School from 1905-1913 and considered going up to Oxford but decided he could not afford to, and instead began employment at the Sun Insurance Company, where his father and grandfather had worked.
About Journey’s End
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.
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!