The L6 English Literature students went to see a wonderful moving performance of Pat Barker’s ‘Regeneration’.
Set in 1917, in Craiglockhart Hospital in Edinburgh, the play explores the effect of the First World War on the soldiers and how many of them were affected by severe shell-shock. The play focused on the role of an eminent psychiatrist called WHR Rivers who helped many men deal with their traumas, including Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen. The audience were incredibly moved by the plight of the young men who had suffered such horrific experiences and when the death of Wilfred Owen was announced at the end of the play, the silence in the theatre was deafening.
‘Regeneration’ is one of our set texts at A Level and it definitely brought the novel to life. Everyone enjoyed the performance.