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Passchendaele veteran R C Sherriff's ground-breaking play JOURNEY'S END broke a ten year conspiracy of silence in 1928 at its first 'one night only' showing in London with Laurence Olivier in the lead.
It rapidly went 'viral', showing in 30 countries and 18 different languages by the early 1930s.
Such was its shocking but profoundly moving evocation of the realities of trench warfare, and the extraordinary relationships men formed there. A critic at the time said it was "less a play than a memorial to the dead." Sherriff himself said he did not have to create the characters: "they walked out fully-formed onto the page."
Its Centenary revival in Ypres is a fitting Remembrance event by not-for-profit MESH Theatre Co which takes war dramas to locations where they were fought "where history speaks."
Groups and veterans particularly welcome. Shows at 3pm daily and 7pm on Tues / Thurs / Sat. Please see www.meshtheatre.com for more info.
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19 October 2017 23:00 23:00Beyond the Battlefields: Käthe Buchler’s Photographs of Germany in the Great War
20 October 2017 – 14 January 2018:
University of Birmingham & Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
2 February – 3 March 2018:
Grosvenor Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University
15 March – 5 May 2018:
University of Hertfordshire Galleries, Hatfield
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