The greatest of all English war plays, Journey's End shows the effect of war on a group of young officers.
"The play draws its power from the detail... incomparably moving."Georgina Brown, Daily Mail
"The greatest of all war plays."Hannen Swaffer, The Daily Express
"[A] sublime play... Excellent performances and a corkscrew of tension, emotion and drama left not a dry eye in the house."Matilda Battersby, Independent
"Recent revivals have suggested that Sherriff's drama remains as hard-hitting and fresh as ever."Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
First produced by the Incorporated Stage Society at the Apollo Theatre, London, W.C., December 9th, 1928, and subsequently at the Savoy Theatre, Strand, London, W.C. January 21st, 1929.
The play was revived in 2004 and again in 2011 in productions directed by David Grindley.
CAPTAIN HARDY - red-faced and cheerful
LIEUTENANT OSBORNE - about 45, tall and thin
MASON - a soldier servant
SECOND LIEUTENANT RALEIGH - about 18, well-built and healthy-looking
CAPTAIN STANHOPE - 21, tall, thin and good-looking
SECOND LIEUTENANT TROTTER - middle-aged and overweight
HIBBERT - early 20s, a small, slightly-built man.
COMPANY SERGEANT-MAJOR - a huge man with a heavy black moustache
Journey's End Script
The greatest of all English war plays, Journey's End shows the effect of war on a group of young officers. The play is a tragic and moving piece for advanced casts.