As a tribute to all who fought in the first World War and to mark the centenary of the Armistice, Broadstone Players Theatre Company will be performing 'Journey's End' next month.
The greatest of all English war plays, Journey's End shows the effect of war on a group of young officers.Set in the days leading up to a massive German attack on the British trenches in 1918, RC Sherriff's ground-breaking play remains one of the most powerful and successful pieces of modern drama and one of the most acclaimed examples of literature that deals with the tragedy and horror of conflict.
Broadstone Players has been fortunate to gather together a cast that has understood the personal and emotional background to Sherriff's work and it promises to be a memorable production. The director, Peter Watson, says
"We have also created a special programme to complement the play. We have had access to research about the Broadstone men who are commemorated on the various memorials in Broadstone in order to create a very special experience for our audiences. If you have ever bought a poppy, then this is a play that you must see."
Journey's End will be performed in Broadstone War Memorial Hall Theatre each evening at 7.30pm from Tuesday 20th to Saturday 24th November, and there will be a Saturday matinee at 2.15pm.
Tickets cost £6.50 for the first night, £8.50 for all other performances and will be available from Broadstone News and Wimborne Tourist Information Centre from Friday 19th October. You can also reserve tickets by email to [email protected] or 07944 257928.