November 2018 marks the centenary of the Armistice that brought the Great War to a conclusion. To mark that significant event, Broadstone Players’ Theatre Group will be staging R C Sherriff’s Journey’s End at the War Memorial Hall in Tudor Road, Broadstone, between 20 and 24 November.
Sherriff wrote his play to express his own feelings of revulsion and anger at the way troops were sent to be slaughtered in the trenches and in no man’s land of France. First staged in 1928, the echoes of warfare were still to be heard clearly across northern Europe, so this was a work created by a man who knew exactly what had happened between August 1914 and the guns falling silent in November, 1918.
With a cast of ten men, this will be a challenging production to stage. The Players are looking for two men to play key roles in the production. Both should believably be able to portray characters aged around 20 to 25. They must be available for the whole week from 18 to 24 November, including a matinée on the final day. Rehearsals will begin in mid-September.
If you are interested in taking on one of these roles please let Peter Watson know on 01202 874652 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.