On Thursday 27th November, 100 pupils from Year 9 will attend a matinee performance of Pat Barker’s Booker Prize nominated ‘Regeneration’ at Blackpool Grand theatre.
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. Reminding us that some of the most intimate of friendships are borne from the most brutal of conflicts, Regeneration is a compellingly compassionate look at a nihilistic war and the devastating effect it had on a generation of young men.
Read more: http://www.uktw.co.uk/Tour/Play/Regeneration/T800009886/#ixzz3FMl4lXGw
Watch this space for some year 9 reviews of the play after the performance.