Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the REGENERATION UK Tour Company
Pat Barker's Booker-nominated novel, Regeneration, has been adapted for the stage by Olivier Award-winning playwright Nicholas Wright (His Dark Materials, Vincent in Brixton), opening at Royal & Derngate, Northampton from 29 August to 20 September, with press night on 2 September, prior to a national tour. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below!
Regeneration is a co-production between the Touring Consortium Theatre Company and leading regional producing theatre, Royal & Derngate Northampton. The production is directed by Simon Godwin, with design by Alex Eales, lighting design by Lee Curran, music by Stuart Earl, sound by George Dennis, and movement by Struan Leslie.
The full cast are Stephen Boxer (Captain Rivers), Christopher Brandon (Robert Graves), Simon Coates (Yealland/Anderson), Tim Delap (Siegfried Sassoon), Joshua Higgott (Campbell), David Morley Hale (Callan), Jack Monaghan (Billy Prior), Garmon Rhys (Wilfred Owen) and Lindy Whiteford (Sister Rogers).
A war saga in which not a shot is fired, but where battles are fought for the minds of men. Marking the centenary of the start of the First World War, Regeneration is a compellingly compassionate look at war and the devastating after effect it had on a generation of young men. The play examines the insanity of war with shocking clarity; a powerful anthem for the youth of the First World War and the lives of young soldiers today.
Craiglockhart War Hospital, Scotland 1917. Poet and soldier Siegfried Sassoon has been institutionalised in an attempt to undermine his public disapproval of the war. His Army Psychiatrist, Dr William Rivers, has been tasked with returning shell-shocked officers to the trenches, yet under Sassoon''s influence, has become tormented by the morality of what is being done in the name of medicine.
Photo Credit: Robert Day
Stephen Boxer (Captain Rivers) and Company
The Cast of the REGENERATION National Tour
Jack Monaghan (Billy Prior) and Company