2nd November 2018
2017, UK 107 mins
To mark the centenary of the end of WW1 we are screening JOURNEY’S END, adapted from RC Sherriff’s classic play based on his experiences in the war.
Set in a dugout on the eve of 1918’s Spring Offensive, it tells the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating Captain Stanhope. As they await their fate the officers and their cook use food and the memories of their lives before the war to distract themselves. A young officer Raleigh arrives fresh out of training and abuzz with the excitement of his first real posting. Each man is trapped, the days ticking by, the tension rising and the attack drawing ever closer…….
Journey’s End is the latest cinematic rendition of the play, which premiered in England in 1928 with 21-year-old Laurence Olivier in the lead role and launched his career.