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21st Sep, 2021

Former servicemen and women urged to attend special staging of Journey's End at Droitwich's Norbury Theatre

THE DROITWICH branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) is appealing for anyone who served in the Second World War to come forward.

The Nortbury Theatre, in conjunction with the RBL, is staging a performance of Journey’s End on Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day – November 11 – and want any former servicemen and women to be present.

The powerful play by RC Sherriff is being staged by the Norbury Players to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.

Journey’s End is the only play written about the war by someone who was there serving as a Captain. It was written to capture the waste and futility of conflict and to celebrate all those who fought in it.

Set in the trenches near Saint-Quentin, Aisne, in 1918, it gives a glimpse into the experiences of the officers of a British Army infantry company.

The entire story plays out in the officers’ dugout over four days from 18 to 21 March 1918, during the run-up to the real-life events of Operation Michael.

Veterans should call Coun Alan Humphries on 07971 220671.

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