About the Trust...
The R C Sherriff Trust is an independent charitable trust with the aim of advancing and developing the arts in the Borough of Elmbridge in Surrey.

R C Sherriff lived in a house called "Rosebriars" in Esher until his death in 1975, whereupon he left "Rosebriars" to Elmbridge Borough Council for social and cultural purposes. The capital realized on its sale established the RC Sherriff Trust.
RC Sherriff at Kingston Rowing Club
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R C Sherriff
started out writing short plays for performance by members of Kingston Rowing Club to raise money for a new boat.

One of his first efforts, Journey's End, was recognized as a masterpiece and, in 1929, became a West End hit, starring initially the young Laurence Olivier.

From his humble beginnings as an insurance man he was rocketed to fame as a professional writer, later moving into the glamorous world of Hollywood as a screenwriter. Among Sherriff's most famous screenplays are Goodbye Mr Chips, The Invisible Man and The Dambusters.