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Journey's End now booking to 28 Jan 2006
R C Sherriff's Journey's End , has been extended by 3 weeks at the New Ambassadors Theatre, and is now expected to close 28 Jan 2006
This production opened at the Comedy theatre on 21 Jan 2004, then transferred to both the Playhouse (from 3 May 2004) & Duke of York's Theatre (from 5 Oct 2004 to 19 Feb 2005). It then went touring the UK.
The production received terrific notices from the popular press when it opened at the Comedy in 2004: 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 cast includes: Ben Righton (Stanhope), Michael Siberry (Osborne), Stephen Bent (Trotter), Jake Harders (Hibbert), Tom Payne (Raleigh) , Robert East (Colonel), Alex Giannini (Hardy & Sergeant Major), Rod Smith (Mason ), Robert Orme (Corporal Broughton) , Richard Pepper (German Soldier & Bert)
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.