By RC Sherriff
"March 1918. The eve of the Battle of St Quentin. Freshly arrived in an officers' dugout somewhere on the Western Front is Captain Stanhope - still only 21 years old, yet already prematurely aged by his experience of War. His commitment and tenacity have earned him the respect and awe of his fellow officers and of his men, but after three years at the Front with no home leave, the cracks are beginning to show. Supported only by copious quantities of whisky on the one hand and by his 'Uncle' - the stoical and gentle 42 year old Osborne - on the other, Stanhope's self-command is rapidly failing him, total breakdown only one more glass of whisky away. In the same dugout, and already in the throes of mental disintegration, is Hibbert, chronically shell-shocked, totally unable to bear his responsibilities as an officer any longer, and angling to be sent back to Blighty on medical grounds. Into this tension-filled mix comes Raleigh, a fresh-faced 18 year old straight out of public school, and anxious to prove himself a worthy officer, especially to his schoolboy idol - Stanhope.
|Ben McGuire||Hardy/German Soldier|
|Andrew Pettigrew||Sergeant Major|
This show ran from 21st September 2019 - 28th September 2019.
69 Burnley Road East