War story is part of Made In Northampton season

Poet and soldier Siegfried Sassoon
Poet and soldier Siegfried Sassoon

Regeneration is the first stage adaptation of Pat Barker’s First World War novel and it comes to Royal & Derngate in Northampton as part of the Made In Northampton season.

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.