Regeneration, Richmond Theatre

SavedPicture-20149291792-600x300-300x150The intellectually rigorous artistic response to the anniversary of the First World War continues with Nicholas Wright’s economical adaptation of Pat Barker’s acclaimed 1990s literary trilogy, which arrives at Richmond Theatre following a national tour.

Regeneration and its sequels are notable for not just dealing with the horrors of the Front and arguably nonsensical rationale for entering into and doggedly continuing the war, but also offering a compassionate and thoughtful analysis of the psychological aftermath. The latter aspect is explored with great humanity in a focussed production from Simon Godwin, although it does lack both the visceral anguish and moral complexity of Barker’s work, tending towards the conventional in its brisk staging.

Read my full Bargain Theatreland review here

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