Full-Length Play  /  1f, 8m

Pat Barker's Regeneration
Adapted for the stage by Nicholas Wright

A powerful anthem for the youth of World War One that offers a compassionate look at war and its devastating effects. Adapted from Pat Barker's Booker Prize-nominated novel.
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    1f, 8m
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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.

Produced to mark the centenary of the outbreak of WWI, Regeneration opened at the Royal & Derngate, Northampton, in August 2014, before embarking on a national tour co-produced by Touring Consortium



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Nicholas Wright

Nicholas Wright was born in Cape Town. He trained as an actor and joined the Royal Court Theatre in London as Casting Director before becoming the first director of the Royal Court’s Theatre Upstairs, where he presented an influential programme of new and first-time writing. ...
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Pat Barker

Pat Barker was born in 1943. Her books include Another World, Border Crossing, Double Vision and the highly acclaimed Regeneration trilogy: Regeneration (1991), which was made into a film of the same name; The Eye in the Door (1993), which won the Guardian Fiction Prize; and ...
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