Journey's End


A naive young officer arrives at the front and falls under the command of an old school hero who he finds devastated by months in the front line, and traumatised beyond recognition.
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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: RADA
Starts: Wednesday 30 May 2018
Closes: Saturday 9 June 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Director Prasanna Puwanarajah is a writer, actor and director.


His debut play Nightwatchman premiered at the National Theatre in 2011, where he has also worked extensively as an actor and is currently appearing in Absolute Hell.


He directed Moth at the HighTide Festival and Bush Theatre, where it was a 2013 Time Out Critics' Choice.


For television he has directed the acclaimed Spoof or Die for Channel 4, which received special screenings at the Belfast Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival and the London Short Film Festival.


His other short films include BOY, written in response to the London 2012 Olympic Games and The Half-Light.


He is an Associate of Wilton's Music Hall, a Trustee of the National Youth Theatre, the Criterion Theatre and Headlong, and a Patron of The Theatrical Guild.


Last year he directed A Bitter Herb at RADA.


He trained in medicine and worked as a doctor in the NHS.


Synopsis


In the dying months of a long and bitter trench war, far from home, a company of British soldiers wait for a final attack.


A naive young officer arrives at the front and falls under the command of an old school hero who he finds devastated by months in the front line, and traumatised beyond recognition.


R.C. Sheriff's honest and unflinching vision of life in the trenches of northern France premiered ninety years ago, ten years after the end of the First World War.


The play was inspired by Sherriff's own experiences serving as an officer in the East Surrey Regiment at Vimy Ridge, Loos and Passchendale, where he was severely wounded.


He is best remembered for Journey's End but wrote many plays, novels and screenplays, and received an Academy Award nomination for Goodbye, Mr. Chips and BAFTA nominations for The Dam Busters and The Night My Number Came Up.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
62-64 Gower Street
London WC1E 6ED

Box office tel: 020 7908 4800

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 30 May 2018

Closes:Saturday 9 June 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑15pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑15pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑15pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑15pm

Friday ‑ 7‑15pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑15pm


Matinee:

Saturday - 2-15pm (2 Jun)

Friday - 2-15pm (8 Jun)


Tickets


Standard:
£16

Concessions:
£12

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Creatives


Author: R. C. Sherriff
Director: Prasanna Puwanarajah
Designer: James Cotterill

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