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Journey's End

On the evening before the centenary of Armistice Day we will be screening "Journey's End" .

Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, it is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope (Sam Claflin), as they await their fate.

“A roster of fine performances elevates director Saul Dibb's worthy adaptation of RC Sherriff's classic play about the difficulties and pressures facing soldiers living in the rat-infested trenches during the final throes of the First World War. The main focus is on the conflicted character of alcoholic Captain Stanhope, whose six-day command encompasses a major offensive, but when old school chum Raleigh is drafted into his unit, then routine events become emotionally messier . . . Dibb keeps his camera moving to give dynamism to the inherent staginess, the strained despair is well conveyed and Toby Jones's cook provides welcome world-weary comic relief. But nothing in the slow-burning bleakness shakes it out of the now familiar "War Is Hell" message. Radio Times

“The acting is stupendous, with Sam Claflin raising his game in the star role as the embittered, alcoholic, possibly gay officers’ leader Captain Stanhope, Paul Bettany as the older, wiser Osborne, Asa Butterfield as the fresh young lieutenant just arrived in the trenches, all bright eyed, bushy tailed and super keen, and Toby Jones in a very well judged, semi-comedic role as the head cook and bottle washer Mason. All four could not be better.” Derek Winnert

You can order your tickets online or by calling 01962 736556. You can now reserve your seat by ordering online and choosing to pay on the door.

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