Journey’s End: Opening Night - Clongowes Wood College

Posted: 22nd November 2012

Tonight the Rhetoric Drama, “Journeys End” directed by Tom Carroll premiers in the Sports Hall at 7:00 p.m. Don’t miss it. (But if you do, it runs until Saturday) Break a leg lads.

Picture by William Lappin, Rhetoric and posed by Oscar Hassett [Capt. Stanhope]

This year’s Rhetoric drama is R.C. Sherriff’s 1927 anti-war drama “Journey’s End”.  It’s a compelling tale of life in the trenches of World War I, capturing the grim reality of the lives of the men who served in the British army.

‘Journey’s End’ is a complex drama, featuring Capt. Stanhope, aged 21, who has responsibility for ‘C’ company.  Stanhope [Oscar Hassett] has become de-sensitised having served in the trenches for over three years. His sole companion, Osbourne [Tom Goodman] tries to console him at moments of despair.  Young Raleigh, [Dan O’Sullivan] enters the grim world of ‘C’ company, and tries valiantly to make sense of his new life and old school friend Stanhope. Rehearsals have been going on since September and once again the play is directed by Mr.Tom Carroll.


Stanhope:  Oscar Hassett
Osbourne:  Tom Goodman
Trotter:       Conor Ledingham
Hibbert:     Stephen Broe
Raleigh:    Dan O’Sullivan
The Colonel:  Aengus Cunningham
Sergeant Major:  Gearoid Kennedy
Mason:   Mark Rehill
Hardy:   Fionn Lynch
German soldier:   Naoise McHugh
Soldier:  Fiachna Lynch
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