Adapted from the 1928 novel by Erich Remarque, a veteran of World War One, the play describes the hardships, mental and physical, endured by a group of young soldiers in the trenches. Despite the horrors of war, they endure through friendship and broad, and sometimes bawdy, humour.
We are delighted to have the permission of the Remarque Estate to perform Robin Kingsland’s stunning adaption, first performed by Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company in 2006.
Whilst the play is about eight German soldiers, the moral behind it, laying bare the futility of war, is of universal application. Our production will mark the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice in November 1918.
This play contains some strong language.
Approximate running time: 2 hours and 20 minutes, including the interval.