A major dramatisation by Robert Forrest of Ford Madox Ford's quartet of novels.
W H Auden wrote: 'There are not many ENGLISH novels which deserve to be called great: Parade's End is one of them'.
In Malcolm Bradbury's view it is 'quite simply, the greatest modern war novel from a British writer'.
The four books, published between 1924 and 1928, follow Christopher Tietjens, scion of an old and wealthy family of YORKshire gentry, from his privileged but troubled pre-war life as a young government statistician, through the mud and terrors of the Great War trenches, to the radically changed social landscape of the post-war years.
The play is in two acts, with a short interval just before 8.00pm.
Christopher....Tom Goodman-hill Sylvia....Ruth Gemmell Valentine....Katherine Igoe Mark/Father Consett/Serg.
Major Cowley....Crawford Logan General Campion....Gareth Thomas Capt.
McKechnie....Michael Perceval-Maxwell Macmaster/Ducket....Steven McNicoll Mrs Satterthwaite....Monica Gibb Edith Duchemin....Noreen Leighton Mrs Wannop....Vivienne Dixon Lt.
Aranjuez....Nick Underwood Perowne/Morgan....Matthew Zajak.