17 February, 2023

English Play

Journey's End

The much anticipated and twice postponed performance of Journey's End finally took place this week. Deftly directed by Mr. Kirk Wootton, soldiers' lives in the trenches of the First World War, were made vivid and poignant through the exceptional acting from the cast of students from Years 10, 11 and 12.

The complex and often contradictory character of Stanhope was made believable and sympathetic through the nuanced performance of Bruno Barath. Playing his staunchest supporter and friend,  Rebecca Majosi, in the role of Osborne, brought out the character's avuncular qualities

Despite the bleak and unrelenting themes of the play, there were many moments of humour too, especially deriving from the characters Mason and Trotter played by Can Ege Demis and Adam Lakatos.

Special mention should be made of Ralf Yildirim and Anya Khelifi Coates who stepped up very recently to take up roles.

A big thank you to all involved.


Joanna Leach 

on behalf of the English department