Journey’s End (12a)
Based on the classic play by R.C. Sherriff, Journey’s End takes place in a dug out in Northern France where a small group of soldiers wait to take their positions on the front line. The soldiers are led by 20-year-old Captain Stanhope whose shredded nerves and disintegrating mental condition are steeled with alcohol. Morale is a low as their munitions and supplies and Stanhope knows that the offensive is all but certain to lead to the death of himself and his men.
A stellar cast including Sam Claflin, Asa Butterfield, Toby Jones and Paul Bettany highlight how each soldier’s character is laid bare in the claustrophobic trenches as they await their fate. Journey’s End brings a fresh and powerful sense of this terrible war’s cost to a generation.
Discounted advance tickets are £6 or £5 conc. (+ booking fee of 75p) and are available oneline via Skiddle or at our Facebook page. Tickets are also available at the Llangollen Oggie and Pie Shop (formerly known as Baileys Deli) in Llangollen or on the door on the night (if we haven’t sold out). These are £8 and £6 conc.
Friday, June 8th 2018
Doors open at 7.30pm
Film starts at 8pm
Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes
And the critics say…
“An outstanding cast savours performing a play that has stood the test of time. Avoiding sentimentality, this is a valuable rejoinder to those who would sugar-coat mass slaughter.” Empire
“Sam Claflin is particularly good as the boozy, brooding Captain Stanhope, whose intensity, belligerence and self-loathing flesh out what might in less capable hands have been a cliched, shell-shocked soldier..” The Observer
Saul Dibb’s World War 1 tale of British soldiers in the trenches is a bleak, sobering experience that puts audiences through a wringer. It’s also an emotional powerhouse you will not forget.” Rolling Stone
“Though set at a specific moment in time, the film could be about terminal cancer patients or condemned prisoners, a deeply felt catalog of the behaviors of men who know they’re about to die.” Village Voice