RC Sherriff’s Journey’s End is the seminal British play about WW1. Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, it is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, variously awaiting their fate.
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This is brilliantly made & with wonderful acting performances of the entire cast. It describes the absurdity of war, focusing on soldiers who are fighting & awaiting their death in trenches. Although the 'war-insanity' has been illustrated already by many other works (i.e. "Paths of Glory"), it manages to reaffirm the message in a dialogue driven & chamber play type of tale that is both harrowing and heartbreaking.