The world premiere of the stage version of Pat Barker’s Regeneration comes to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from October 14-18 as part of a national tour.
Pat Barker’s Booker-nominated novel has been adapted for the stage by Olivier Award-winning playwright Nicholas Wright (His Dark Materials, Vincent in Brixton).
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.
It stars Stephen Boxer as Captain Rivers, Christopher Brandon as Robert Graves, Tim Delap as Siegfried Sassoon and Garmon Rhys as Wilfred Owen.
This is 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 has been tasked with returning shell-shocked officers to the trenches, yet has become tormented by the morality of what is being done in the name of medicine.