ProgrammeJourney's End

by R. C. Sherriff

Directed by Peter Edwards


The action takes place in a dug-out in the British trenches before St. Quentin.

ACT I: - Evening, Monday 18th March 1918


Scene 1: Tuesday morning
Scene 2: Tuesday afternoon


Scene 1: Wednesday afternoon
Scene 2: Wednesday night
Scene 3: Thursday, towards dawn

Please note, there are some loud sound effects in this production.

Anthem for Doomed Youth

What passing bells for those who die as cattle?
Only the monstrous anger of the guns,
Only the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle
Can patter out their hasty orisons.
No mockeries for them from prayers or bells,
Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs,—
The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells;
And bugles calling for them from sad shires.
What candles may be held to speed them all?
Not in the hands of boys, but in their eyes
Shall shine the holy glimmers of good-byes,
The pallor of girls' brows shall be their pall;
Their flowers the tenderness of silent minds,
And each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds.

Wilfred Owen (1893 -1918)


Set Design -Peter Edwards
Set Construction - Roy Forrest
Stage Manager - Andrew Bean
Lighting - Huw David
Sound - Philip Barton
Costume - Lynne Atkinson
Properties - Kathleen Riley
Prompt - Jeniene Dawes
Front Of House - Martin Chadwick
Photography & Displays - Mark Storton
Programme - Heather Jamison