Senior Play - 'Journey's End'

Senior Performances

This term's Senior Play will be Journey's End by R.C. Sherriff, the WW1 play set in the trenches near Saint-Quentin, Aisne in 1918.


15 November 

16 November

17 November 

Doors open at 7pm with the performance starting at 7.30pm in the Senior School Assembly Hall. 

Tickets cost £9 (concessions £6) and are available at One Tree Books in Petersfield or parents of Churcher's College pupils can buy tickets on Wisepay.

Journey's End Churcher's College

More about Journey's End

Journey's End is a 1928 dramatic play, the seventh of English playwright R. C. Sherriff. It was first performed at the Apollo Theatre in London by the Incorporated Stage Society on 9 December 1928, starring a young Laurence Olivier, and soon moved to other West End theatres for a two-year run. It was included in Burns Mantle's The Best Plays of 1928–1929. The piece quickly became internationally popular, with numerous productions and tours in English and other languages. A 1930 film version was followed by other adaptations, and the play set a high standard for other works dealing with similar themes, and influenced playwrights including Noël Coward.

Set in the trenches near Saint-Quentin, Aisne in 1918, towards the end of the First World War, Journey's End gives a glimpse into the experiences of the officers of a British Army infantry company. The story plays out in the officers' dugout over four days from 18 March 1918 to 21 March 1918, the last few days before Operation Michael.

Sherriff considered calling it Suspense or Waiting but eventually found a title in the closing line of a chapter of an unidentified book, "It was late in the evening when we came at last to our journey's end".

Taken from the Journey's End Wikipedia entry here

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