21:30, Tue 14th – Sat 18th February 2006 at Corpus Playroom
Lent Week 4
Set in the trenches of the First World War, Journey's End follows the lives of a group of British officers in the run up to a major offensive. Raleigh, an 18 year old fresh out of public school is full of heroric ideas and enthusiasm to join the war effort. This is met with the brutality of trench life when he confronts his former school cricketing hero, the captain of the battalion, and witnesses first hand the cold reality of the destruction of war upon human nature.
Whilst poignant, the play demonstrates the heartwarming strength of human relationships under the most testing of conditions, portraying moments of tenderness, sensitivity, anger, desperation, self destruction and humour.
"Then we all go west in the big attack - and she goes on thinking I'm a fine fellow for ever - and ever - and ever"