Young Reporters: Regeneration First Night Reports

Young Reporters: Regeneration First Night Reports

Young Reporters: Regeneration First Night Reports


Whether or not there's a red carpet, every opening night is special, especially if it's one of your firsts.

Our Young Reporters, aged 17-30, will be granted VIP access to the opening nights of Pat Barker's Regeneration at their local theatres in Northampton (29 August-20 September), Bradford (7-11 October), Nottingham (14-18 October), Cheltenham (21-25 October), Darlington (11-15 November) and Blackpool (25-29 November).

Regeneration, Pat Barker's acclaimed novel about World War One poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, has been adapted for the stage by Nicholas Wright. This world premiere production, running from August to November 2014, is directed by Simon Godwin and produced by the Touring Consortium and Northampton, Royal & Derngate.

Our Young Reporters will be logging on here to tell you all about their first nights. Check back as the tour progresses for updates below...

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We only accept submissions for this project from our appointed Young Reporters. If you're interested in applying to become a Young Reporter for Regeneration or future touring productions, you can find out more by clicking here.

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REVIEW: REGENERATION, DARLINGTON CIVIC THEATRE
By James Bolton

Nicholas Wright’s stage adaptation of North-East writer Pat Barker’s trilogy, Regeneration, provides a timely and thought-provoking look at World War One. The play focuses on the first book…

Regeneration: A powerful and subtle performance
By Ian Hamilton

Pat Barker’s moving First World War tale of the damage done to a generation of young men was poignantly portrayed at the Civic Theatre this week.  Nicholas Wright’s adaptation provided…

Regeneration brings the dark of the past into the modern mind
By Peter Mann

A masterful production that is both dark and compelling and full of compassionate intrigue writes Peter Mann. The award-winning playwright Nicholas Wright expertly, and effectively, transforms Pat…

Regeneration, Darlington Civic Theatre
By Amy Holmes

  In the year that marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, theatre-goers across the UK are asked to take a moment to pause and reflect on the sacrifice of the soldiers…

Emotional Performance for Armistace Day Opening
By Michael Hoyle

This late in the centenary anniversary for the First World War, it’s refreshing to see a different angle on the Great War, which is what Regeneration provides brilliantly. Based on the 1991 book…

Sassoon’s random bursts of descriptive fury inflict guilt on his audience 100 years on in a Darlington theatre
By Laura Lennon

To my embarrassment, I’d never gotten round to reading Pat Barker’s Regeneration trilogy before it was brought to the live stage. But with the soft expectant murmurs in the Darlington Civic…

Emotional Performance for Armistace Day Opening
By Michael Hoyle

This late in the centenary anniversary for the First World War, it’s refreshing to see a different angle on the Great War, which is what Regeneration provided brilliantly on its Armistage Day…

Remember Regeneration
By Kerri Muirhead

It was November 11, lest we forget. The opening night of Nicholas Wright’s ‘Regeneration’ at Darlington Civic was a celebration of Pat Barker’s acclaimed trilogy written in 1991.…

Captain Rivers: 'The war breeds a dark infection of guilt, which spreads from man to man like a disease. We can't escape it.' - A historical review of Regeneration
By Madison Wales

Captain Rivers: 'The war breeds a dark infection of guilt, which spreads from man to man like a disease. We can't escape it.' - A historical review of Regeneration Regeneration’s opening…

Edinburgh King's Student Review
By Afton Moran

★★★★★ An intriguing story of how one of the most famous poems to emerge from the First World War was created. The poem revealed the truth about the thoughts and feelings of many soldiers who…

Edinburgh King's Student Review
By Coreen Grant

★★★★ The ultimate balance between normality and intensity, comedy and tragedy, and reality and perception is found in Nicholas Wright’s adaption of Pat Barker’s World War I novel.…

Edinburgh King's Student Review
By Jeehan Ashercook

★★★★★ The actors have splendidly illustrated the idea of being a degenerate soldier held out of duty, as well as a contemporary war poet. The detail allocated to costumes was exact. Additionally,…

Harrowing History and Loved Up Poets
By Flang Raza Floo

THIS REPORT CONTAINS SPOILERS, SPOILERPHOBES CLICK AWAY NOW   My expectations going into Regeneration were that I’d come out an uncontrollable, heaving, mess of tears. My emotions would be…

From page to stage: the world premiere of Regeneration
By Laura Jayne Bateman

From page to stage: the world premiere of Regeneration An adaption of Pat Barker’s Man Booker Prize shortlisted-novel Regeneration was an ambitious venture for Royal & Derngate and co-producer…
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