The Nuffield Theatreon
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|
|Lighting||Clive Weeks, Alan Moore|
|Properties||Marion Gimson, Rachel Smith, Christine Evans|
|Stage Management||Ann Pennington-Legh, Gillian Roberts|
|Costume Hire||Caledonian Costumes Ltd|
|Business Management||Graham Buchanan, Brian Stansbridge|
The Review - Southern Evening Echo Friday, November 7, 1980
"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."