In 2011 the year began for the Duke of York’s Theatre with the continuation of the high profile and well known production of “Ghost Stories” from Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson and though it is not clear what show will be on its stage at the year’s close we do know that “Journey’s End” will take it through the rest of the summer from July to September. R C Sherriff’s famous play is no stranger to the Duke of York’s, having appeared here in during the revival of 2004-2005 (among other West End venues), under the direction of David Grindley.
It is Grindley’s production that is making a return in 2011, giving audiences a brand new opportunity to witness his work taking centre stage. Grindley has been behind various high profile shows over the years and these have appeared on both sides of the Atlantic, from “Six Degrees of Separation” at The Old Vic in 2010 to “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Canada’s Stratford Shakespeare Festival. His work has also been seen on Broadway and it shows that he has presented shows on an international stage and found a worldwide audience in the process.
He brought his production of “Journey’s End” to the Comedy Theatre in 2004 and from there it would transfer to both the Playhouse Theatre and then the Duke of York’s Theatre, before reviving for a national tour and an appearance at the Ambassador’s Theatre. It was the latest appearance of the show following a century of acclaim for R C Sherriff’s work, having opened at the Apollo Theatre back in 1928, just over a decade after the end of the First World War.
It is said war that provides the setting of “Journey’s End”, with Sherriff drawing on his own experiences to put together a compelling narrative. The focus is on four days in the lives of officer in the British Army Infantry Company in March 1918 as they wait in a dugout for their ultimate fate.
Though “Journey’s End” would become his best known work, he would also pen plays such as “The Woods of Meadowside”, “Badger’s Green”, “Windfall” and “The Long Sunset”, among others, as well as movies like “The Invisible Man”.
Audiences can pick up Theatre Tickets for run of “Journey’s End”, which takes place at the Duke of York’s Theatre from Tuesday 19th July 2011 to Saturday 3rd September 2011.
|Booking From:||Tuesday, 19th July 2011|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 3rd September 2011|
|Matinees:||Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm|
|Evenings:||Monday to Saturday 7.30pm|
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