Moral dilemmas of the First World War

The show will run until September 20.

The show will run until September 20.

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The centenary of the First World War has been the inspiration for the latest production in the Made In Northampton season at the Royal & Derngate.

Regeneration is the first stage adaptation of Pat Barker’s First World War novel.

It is set at Craiglockhart War Hospital in Scotland in 1917 and follows poet and soldier Siegfried Sassoon. His Army psychiatrist Dr William Rivers has the job of returning shell-shocked officers to the front line but he has become more and more troubled by the morality of the job he has to do.

Regeneration is on at Northampton’s Royal & Derngate from Friday, August 29, to Saturday, September 20, with evening performances at 7.45pm (except Tuesday, September 2, at 7pm) and matinees most Thursdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm. For tickets, call the box office on 01604 624811 or visit the website at www.royalandderngate.co.uk.