Journey's End

by R.C.Sherriff

directed by Ken Spencer

Performed at

The Gregg School, Winn Road


3rd to 8th November 1980

The Cast (in order of appearance)
Captain Hardy Beckett Pennington-Legh
Lieutenant Osborne David Pike
Private Mason Alan Watson
Private Broughton Chris Ford
Private Bradley Lawrence Till
2nd Lieutenant Raleigh Bryan Cornish
Captain Stanhope Brian Stansbridge
2nd Lieutenant Trotter Tony Bull
2nd Lieutenant Hibbert Tony Lawther
Sergeant-Major King Ken Spencer
Colonel Sampson Douglas Coates
A German Soldier John Docherty

For the Maskers:
Directed by Ken Spencer
Set Design Ken Spencer
Set Construction Bill Parkes, John Riggs
Sound Peter King
Lighting Clive Weeks, Alan Moore
Properties Marion Gimson, Rachel Smith, Christine Evans
Stage Management Ann Pennington-Legh, Gillian Roberts
Wardrobe Lillian Gunstone
Costume Hire Caledonian Costumes Ltd
Business Management Graham Buchanan, Brian Stansbridge

The Review - Southern Evening Echo Friday, November 7, 1980

Horrors...without gore

"It being Remembrance Week a play can be one of the best means of decrying the horrors of war.
With their production of R. C. Sherriff's "Journey's End" at the Gregg School, Winn Road, Southampton, all this week the Maskers Company showed that you need not be bloodthirsty to prove the point.
The Maskers have put on better productions and probably played in warmer halls, but they do put across their point.
Five officers in the First World War have to spend their duty together. For company commander, Captain Stanhope, the pressures of war have made him turn to whisky.
Lieutenant Osborne (David Pike) is the father figure in the group, 2nd Lieutenant Trotter (Tony Bull) the plump joker, 2nd Lieutenant Hi bberd (Tony Lawther) the resident coward and 2nd Liuetenant Raleigh (Bryan Cornish) the raw recruit.
Raleigh's arrival at the front is complicated by the fact that he is the brother of Stanhope's girl-friend. Will he tell her of his drinking problem?
Tony Bull was perfect as the rustic Lieutenant and Bryan Cornish made a promising debut as "young" Raleigh.

It is a commendable production but their uniforms were too clean."

Tim Witcher

The Review

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