CLEOBURY Players will be putting on three performances of R.C. Sherriff’s Journey’s End in November.

The group will take to the stage of St Mary’s Church, Cleobury Mortimer, on November 6, 7 and 8 from 7.30pm.

The play was written in 1928 and first performed at The Apollo Theatre, in London, in December of that year.

It was a significant success, giving audiences a vision and feel of trench life during the First World War and also featured a 21-year-old Lawrence Olivier in the starring role.

Steve Foster, spokesman for the players, said: “We now have just over two weeks before the show has to be perfect.

“We have a reputation spanning nearly 40 years of good productions and entertainment, and we are now aware of the scale of the job in hand.

“This has got to be right. Not only for us but for those that pay to see us, and principally, to honour the memory of those many hundreds of thousands of people, citizens just like us, who volunteered to fight for our freedom in the war.

“They lived the horrors of we are trying to portray.”

The conclusion of each performance will include a tribute to those who went to war from the Cleobury Mortimer community and did not return, and will raise funds for both the Royal British Legion and St Mary's Church.

Tickets, costing £9 for adults and £8 for concessions, are available from group members as well as Spire Hairdressers, The Crusty Cob, Cleobury Cafe and Hands on Printing.

A bar will be available as will the facilities of The Market Hall. Organisers advise attendees to bring a cushion to make the church pews more comfortable during the performance.