Regeneration premiered on 2 September 2014 (previews from 29 August) at Royal & Derngate, Northampton, where it continues until 20 September 2014. It then tours to York, Edinburgh, Bradford, Nottingham, Cheltenham, Richmond, Wolverhampton, Darlington and Blackpool where it concludes on 29 November.


National Reviews


The Independent

superb … terrific
Gutting and unmissable

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The Guardian

Nicholas Wright’s deeply moving play stays true to Barker’s vision
Stephen Boxer … perfection
humane and enriching play

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The Times

.. sometimes shocking; it is also tender and grimly funny
Simon Godwin’s production gently breaks your heart
Godwin’s fluid staging feels like a surreal, disturbing dream. It’s one that won’t be easy to forget
Boxer beautifully conveys Rivers’s repressed turmoil


Daily Telegraph

 .. poignant
Jack Monahan .. a performance to treasure


The Sunday Times

powerfully performed
Regeneration is a brilliant and complex portrayal of the trauma of war
deeply moving and compelling

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Daily Mail

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Daily Express

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Financial Times

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Standpoint Article by Anne McElvoy

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Regional Reviews



Northampton Herald and Post

There are no weak performances in a very elegantly staged production
intelligent and interesting drama
Jack Monaghan is energetic and eyecatching in the role

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The Press

It is theatre of the highest quality, so astutely and movingly written by Wright
...a uniformly superb cast

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The Scotsman

The acting is impeccable

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Young Perspective

a powerful visual and aural piece of theatre

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Edinburgh 49

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All Edinburgh Theatre

utterly human

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The Public Reviews

the play’s reflections on today’s world are stark and profound

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Telegraph and Argus

Director Simon Godwin has delivered a memorable piece of theatre 

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Nottingham Post

there are many heart wrenching moments

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Newark Advertiser

a real eye-opener

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a gripping play

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It's Much More

Harrowing and brilliant

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Gloucestershire Echo

Every performance strikes just the right note

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Stage Talk Magazine

a beautifully presented production

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UK Theatre Network

Simon Goodwin's production is exciting and thought-provoking and features a superb cast.

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Bargain Theatre Land

an engaging piece of drama

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Mature Times

Simon Godwin directs a fine cast

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