Midhurst Players get into character for autumn production


NOTHING is being left to chance to ensure everyone looks the part in the Midhurst Players’ autumn production of ‘Journey’s End’.

Eight of the ten cast members put on their civvies and descended on Chichester to get a short back and sides for their roles as first world war officers and men.

“Considerable effort is being made to ensure the authenticity of the look of this production through the set and costumes,” said director Nicci Pennicott.

“So, it is only fitting that this extends to the actors themselves.

“The Midhurst Players are grateful to the Edwards for Men barbershop, in Crane Street, Chichester for generously lending their premises and expertise and giving the cast free hair cuts.”

It will be the first play to be performed in the newly refurbished South Downs Centre at the bottom of Midhurst’s North Street.

Nicci added: “It is particularly poignant to be presenting it in this the 100th anniversary year of the start of the first world war.”

The players bring to life the battle and care-worn soldiers dealing with the stress in different ways. Company commander Captain Stanhope (Jack Cox) drinks to excess while his second-in-command Lieutenant Osborne (James Woodley) thinks of home and his garden.

The Midhurst Players are performing R.C. Sherriff’s critically acclaimed play from November 19-22 at 7.30pm.

Booking is now open and tickets are £8/£10 (£6 for 18 and under) with a discount for bookings of ten or more.

Either call the box office on 01730 814419 or book online at www.midhurstplayers.co.uk.