by R.C. Sherriff
IoW-based professional theatre company Theatre Reviva! toured its NEW immersive, gripping, theatre production in November 2021 to coincide with Poppy Day and Remembrance Sunday
A fresh revival of Journey’s End by Theatre Reviva! for 2022
R.C. Sherriff’s anti-war classic JOURNEY’S END is an amazing play.
Set in an extraordinarily realistic frontline dug-out during the First World War, the story plays out over four days in March 1918, as five British Officers wait for an upcoming attack.
Full of beautifully observed humanity and understated heroism, R.C.Sherriff drew on his own personal experiences in the trenches whilst a Captain in the East Surrey Regiment. The first-hand authenticity, told through a funny, exciting, shocking and poignant script has kept the play, and subsequent films, a triumph for a full 90 years.
“No other British play about the Great War by a veteran, has ever topped it” declares IoW resident Director, Graham Pountney. “We are delighted to bring this amazing production to the Island, after Covid postponed it over a year ago! It’s also very fitting in the lead-up to Remembrance week and Poppy Day.”
The production commemorates the end of the Great War and recalls the sacrifices of those who never returned. It’s especially poignant now, as Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine. Lest we forget.
With this production Theatre Reviva! is helping two veterans’ charities – the RBL Poppy Appeal and SSAFA – to raise funds and awareness of their veterans’ families welfare work.
‘We left the theatre so stunned by what we had witnessed, my wife and I hardly spoke on the drive home. Magnificently performed by the cast: tragic, poignant and heart-rending were just some of the words that eventually came to mind. I’d recommend it to anyone.’
‘Absolutely amazing performance. Blown away by the ending. So moving and poignant. Wow!!’
‘An extremely moving production and performance from a highly talented company’
Prof. A Bowman
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