CENTENARY HOMECOMING PRODUCTION
by R.C. Sherriff
***** The Telegraph
"It might sound like the height of extravagance to recommend crossing the Channel for a few hours of theatre, but it honestly feels like paying the bare-minimum tribute. See it, then, and weep."
ON SALE 01 DECEMBER 2017
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01 October - 12 November 2018
A hundred years since Sherriff was wounded on the Western Front, MESH returns to the Gunpowder Store (Kruitmagazijn) in Ypres with their hit revival of his masterpiece.
Sherriff's ground-breaking play is the only drama about WW1 written by someone who fought in the war. When first staged in London in 1928 - for 'one night only' with Laurence Olivier in the lead - it broke a ten year silence around the shocking reality of trench warfare. It quickly became a global hit in 18 languages across 30 countries.
A London critic said "this is less a play than a memorial to the dead."
Set in a dugout over four days in 1918 leading to a horrific attack, it charts the physical and mental ordeals experienced by a company of British officers.
Sherriff said of his characters: "I did not need to create them: they just walked out fully-formed on to the page."
A not-to-be-missed event in the Remembrance calendar. Book here.
October 01 - November 12
Kruitmagazijn, Esplanade 8900, Belgium
Private performances available for groups (by arrangement).