Journey’s End, the harrowing World War I drama based on R. C. Sherriff’s own experiences in the trenches, is set to tour the UK this autumn in a new production by Immersion Theatre.
Utterly compelling, this award-winning classic masterfully brings the courage, valour, humour and inescapable tragedy of warfare to the stage.
Journey’s End is set during March 1918 and “The war to end all wars”.
Anxiety builds in Captain Stanhope’s claustrophobic dugout as the threat of an imminent German attack looms over the battalion.
As final orders are received, Stanhope must stir his men to overcome the uncertainty of the unknown, make the ultimate sacrifice and prepare to “go over the top” in a truly heart wrenching climax.
Casting includes Tom Grace (The Ilyiad, Labyrinth) as Stanhope, who will be joined by Matt Ray Brown (1984, Ghosts) as Osborne and Rory Fairbairn (Madame X, Blackout) as Raleigh.
Immersion Theatre is an award-nominated touring company, created in 2010 by James Tobias and Rochelle Parry, which has built up a notable portfolio of critically-acclaimed work, and developed a reputation for producing exciting, powerful and accessible theatre of a superb quality.
Artistic director James Tobias said: “We are absolutely delighted to have acquired the rights to this incredible piece.
“We are passionate about producing top quality theatre at accessible prices and we couldn’t be happier to have the opportunity to do so with such a beautifully written and iconic first world war masterpiece”
Journey’s End will open at Hertfordhire’s The Radlett Centre on September 14.
2016 Tour Dates
September 14, RADLETT The Radlett Centre September 15-17, BURY ST EDMUNDS Theatre Royal September 18, EPSOM Epsom Playhouse September 22, TAUNTON Tacchi-Morris Art Centre September 23, SWINDON Arts Centre September 26, CAMBRIDGE Mumford Theatre September 28, MUSSELBURGH Brunton Theatre September 30, LICHFIELD Garrick Theatre October 5, GRANTHAM Guildhall Arts Centre October 6, ORMSKIRK The Arts Centre October 9, CLACTON Princes Theatre October 18, LIVERPOOL Capstone Theatre October 19, POCKLINGTON Arts Centre October 20, WHITLEY BAY Playhouse October 26, HORSHAM Capitol Theatre October 27, STANTONBURY Stantonbury Theatre November 2, SALE Waterside Arts Centre November 3, BARKING Broadway Theatre November 4, DIDCOT Civic Hall November 5, SIDMOUTH Manor Pavilion Theatre November 7, HODDESDON The Spotlight November 10, HARROW Arts Centre November 11, TIVERTON Tiverton Theatre.