This Olivier-nominated, Tony and Drama Desk award winning production of R.C. Sherriff’s masterpiece, directed by David Grindley, comes to The Lowry in November.
The production originally opened at the Comedy Theatre in January 2004 and was an immediate hit.Taking audiences by surprise with its beautifully understated evocation of war, Journey’s End won unanimous critical acclaim. It transferred to the Playhouse Theatre and then to the Duke of York’s and went on to complete two major tours around the United Kingdom, in 2004 and 2005.
The play is set in the British trenches at St Quentin in 1918, in the days leading up to Operation Michael on March 21st, the last great German Offensive of the First World War, a day that saw the deaths of 38,000 men. A company of officers prepare for a daring raid across No Man’s Land to gather intelligence. Based on the author’s own experience of the Front and life in the trenches, it celebrates humour and courage in the face of certain tragedy, and remains an important reminder of the horrors of war and the real, unromanticised heroes who fought it.
The play is directed by David Grindley and is designed by Jonathan Fensom, with lighting by Jason Taylor and sound by Gregory Clarke. The cast includes: Graham Butler, Tim Chipping, Nigel Hastings, Mike Hayley and Tony Turner.
Journey's End is at the Lowry from 8 - 12 November.