Last year the Kruitmagazijn in Ypres hosted the MESH Theatre Company’s production of R C Sherrif’s ‘Journey’s End’ – a production which, in his review in the Daily Telegraph, Dominic Cavendish described as ‘Enthralling, good-humoured, finally heart-rending.. This production is worth a trip to Belgium‘.
So as we enter the final year of the Great War Centenary we are delighted that, for those who missed it in 2017, there is another chance to catch this hard-hitting classic – the only play set in the First World War written by a soldier who fought in the war, a play which a London critic at the time said was , “This is less a play than a memorial to the dead.”
Anglia Tours is delighted to offer a series of bespoke programmes for both 1 and 2-day tours which, through a series of visits to locations around the town of Ypres, will provide the historic context to the play. Each fully-guided tour affords students an opportunity to examine the play’s key themes. What this means it that, not only are the tours perfect for students of the play, but with the performance bringing to life the experience of so many who served on the Western Front, they bring an added dimension to any school battlefield tour.
To take advantage of this unique experience you can contact us by email or call directly on 01376 574130.
If you would like to hear what the cast felt about taking such a historic play back to the region where it is set for the first time just click on the clip below.
Utterly electrifying theatre, had me in tears. Go see it
Theatre at its most powerful... perfect complement to a visit to the Battlefields
Moving, captivating, amazing...put everything we saw in perspective
This topic supports:
Edexcel English Literature GCSE - Component 1: Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature