R. C. Sherriff

R. C. Sherriff was born in 1896, and remains best known for his classic First World War masterpiece, Journey’s End, recently revived for a long run in the West End – “Recent revivals have suggested that Sherriff’s drama remains as hard-hitting and fresh as ever” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian. His many screenplays include The Invisible Man (1933), The Four Feathers (1939), the Oscar-nominated Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939) and The Dam Busters (1955). Though Journey’s End continued to define his career in the theatre, the post-Second World War period was an ‘Indian summer’ for Sherriff with productions of Miss Mabel  (1948), Home at Seven (1950) and The Long Sunset (1955). He died in 1975.

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