Starting this autumn Anglia is delighted to offer a selection of tours to Ypres or the Somme, each of which focuses on the study of R C Sherriff’s Journey’s End, a play which leaves no holds barred in exposing the psychological and physical challenges men faced.
This hard-hitting classic is the only WW1 play written by a soldier who fought in the war. A London critic at the time said, “This is less a play than a memorial to the dead.”
Centred in a dug-out on the Somme in 1918, this powerful play tells the story of a company of officers in the three days leading up to the last great German Offensive of the War. Sherriff said, “I didn’t need to create the characters, they just walked fully formed on to the page.”
The unique tour combines an opportunity to see a performance the play either in Ypres (Winter 2017 & 2018) or the Somme (Autumn 2018), with a chance to visit a selection of key sites at which your students will have the opportunity to examine many of the themes of the play.
My colleagues couldn’t believe how fantastic it is having a guide ..it relieves us of all stress
This topic supports:
Edexcel English Literature GCSE - Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature