Poster advertising To The Green Fields Beyond by Nick Whitby at the Donmar Warehouse, 14 September to 25 November 2000. Designed and printed by Dewynters London.
Length: 58 cm, Width: 38 cm
To The Green Fields Beyond was directed by Sam Mendes. Nick Whitby's play focused on the crew of a Great War tank on the eve of battle in August 1918. To ensure reality, Mendes asked the military historian Taff Gillingham to give a talk to all the cast members on the life of a soldier of 1918 and especially members of the Tank Corps. He was appointed Military Adviser and was asked to read through the script and make observations before rehearsals began. He was also asked to help the individual actors develop their characters. Every character had a full pack containing everything his 1918 counterpart would have had. Writing paper, revolvers, tank crew leather equipment and chainmail masks were all faithfully reproduced to original patterns. Alkl the soldiers had uniforms correctly badged for a unit of the Tank Corps in August 1918. Specialist uniform items including the proper overalls were found and copied to get as near as possible to the real thing. A quantity of Great War shirts were produced in the original material. The Officer of the tank crew, Dougray Scott, was a Scot and even his tunic was adapted to conform to the Highland pattern.
Poster on matte finish card featuring a black and white silhouette photograph of a troop of men in a World War 11 Tank Division. Grey lettering above the image gives the title 'TO THE GREEN FIELDS BEYOND', and to the left of the image the word 'DONMAR' in white capital letters running vertically on a red background, below which is the name of the author Nick Whitby and at the bottom, the names of all the actors including Paul Venables, Ray Winstone and Adrian Scarborough, the director, the designer, the lighting designer, sound designer and composer, and the logos of the sponsors The Writers Fund, Dreamworks Pictures and the London Art Board.