Balloon goes up for Immersion Theatre’s Journey’s End UK Tour

Immersion Theatre's Journey's End. Images Adam Trigg.
Immersion Theatre’s Journey’s End. Images Adam Trigg.

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.

1 - Rory Fairbairn as Raleigh and company in Immersion Theatre's Journey's End

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.

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