Journey’s End

Tour Introduction

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.

Tour Information


  • Belgium
  • France

Key Locations:

  • Bayernwald Trenches
  • Ypres
  • Hill 60
  • Menin Gate
  • Somme
  • Sunken Lane
  • Newfoundland Memorial Park
  • Thiepval Memorial

Transport Options:

  • Coach


  • 1 or 2 days

My colleagues couldn’t believe how fantastic it is having a guide relieves us of all stress

St George’s School

Price Includes:

  • Fully guided
  • Tickets for a performance of Journey’s End
  • An executive coach for your exclusive use
  • 1 free teacher place for every 10 paying students
  • Tailor-made itinerary
  • Return crossings with ferry or Eurotunnel
  • All entrance fees associated with your visit

Topics Supported

This topic supports:

Edexcel English Literature GCSE - Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature

For further information on our tours, to check availability or for a
no-obligation quote please call +44 (0) 1376 574130.

Alternatively please complete the short form on our Contact Us page.