Immersion Theatre in the trenches with WWI drama Journey’s End this autumn

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Immersion Theatre is set to take RC Sherriff’s World War One masterpeice, Journey’s End, on a national tour this autumn.

Journey’s End, a harrowing insight into the humanity of the First World War, is based on Sherriff’s own experiences in the trenches. Utterly compelling, this award-winning classic brings the courage, valour, humour and inescapable tragedy of warfare to the stage.

Heading to the Front Line is Tom Grace (The Ilyiad, Labyrinth) who will play Stanhope. He will be joined by Matt Ray Brown (1984, Ghosts) as Osborne and Rory Fairbairn (Madame X, Blackout) as Raleigh.

Tom GraceMatt Ray BrownRory Fairbairn

It is March 1918 during 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.

Tom Grace theatre credits include The Iliad, Labyrinth (Almeida Theatre), Macbeth (Young Shakespeare Company), Arnika (Bridewell), Journey’s End (Contexture Theatre) and Every Man in his Humour (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse).

Matt Ray Brown’s credits include 1984 ( Headlong-American Repertory Theater/Playhouse Theatre); Parkway
Dreams (Eastern Angles); Ghosts (Trafalgar Studios) and An Enemy of the People.

Rory Fairbairn is making his Immersion début. Other theatre includes Madame X (Noel/Perissard, Brockley Jack Studio Theatre), Blackout(Newcomer, Hope Theatre) and The Winter’s Tale (RCS/Shakespeare’s Globe).

Journey’s End starts its tour at The Radlett Centre in September.

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 Pavillion Theatre
November 7, HODDESDON The Spotlight
November 10, HARROW Arts Centre
November 11, TIVERTON Tiverton Theatre

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