Preview: Regeneration at Darlington Civic Theatre
at Darlington Civic Theatre
Monday 11 – Saturday 15 November
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, and based on north-east author Pat Barker’s award-winning novel, Regenerationis 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.
“I am making this statement as an act of wilful defiance of military authority, because I believe the war is being deliberately prolonged by those who have the power to end it”, Siegfried Sassoon, July 1917.
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.
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Tickets* £17.40 - £27 with discounts available
Family ticket £44 (Saturday 2.30pm only, minimum 1 adult)
Under 16s all seats £11
*All ticket prices are inclusive of a £1 restoration levy
To book contact the Box Office on 01325 486 555 or visit www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk