Journey's End extends to 2 April 2005


Journey's End extends to 2 April 2005

R C Sherriff's Journey's End , now has a new 5 month booking period at the Playhouse Theatre covering performances from 1 Nov 2004 to 2 April 2005.

Before its transfer to the Playhouse Theatre on 3 May 2004, the play opened at the Comedy theatre on 21 Jan 04 to terrific notices from the popular press: NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Still comes at you with such galloping power and poignancy." PAUL TAYLOR for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Deeply affecting revival." MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "Works powerfully on our emotions." CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Magnificent play." BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "Gripping." ALASTAIR MACAULAY for THE FINANCIAL TIMES says, "It is as compelling, as moving, as anything in London theatre today."

The play currently features: Philip Franks (Osbourne), Paul Bradley (Trotter), David Sturzaker (Stanhope), Pearce Quigley, Bob Barrett, Max Berendt, Alex Grimwood, Toby Kebbell, John R. Mahoney, Ifan Meredith, Guy Williams.

Produced by Background, the play is directed by David Grindley, designed by Jonathan Fensom, with lighting by Jason Taylor.

Set against the background of life in the trenches during World War One, the play is based on the author's own experience of the Front. It follows a group of officers behind British lines at St Quentin, France, who await their fate on the front line.

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