“Do you think there is no limit to what a man can bear?”
R. C. Sherriff’s anti-war classic was an instant hit from its first performance in 1928 starring Laurence Olivier and its significance still continues to resonate decades on.
Fresh out of an English Public School, Raleigh is flung into the dugouts of the First World War trenches. He joins a group of British Officers on the front line, the besieged company of his friend and cricketing hero Stanhope. But the man he knew is not the man he sees; a living testament to the toils of war on the shoulders of the innocent.