I’m pleased and really rather excited to be involved in the promotion of this award-winning WW1 play. Thanks to Jennifer for blogging about it…

Jennifer C. Wilson

Next Friday (19th February), I’ll be heading along to Wallsend Memorial Hall to see Death at Dawn, a play by Pete Mortimer of Iron Press, based on the real-life story of young North Shields soldier, William Hunter, who was executed for desertion in 1916, in France.

This powerful, controversial and emotionally charged play picked up two regional awards (including a Journal Culture Award) and was short-listed for two more after performing to packed houses in North Shields’ Linskill Centre in September 2014.

138-3956 Death at Dawn poster

It will be staged at Wallsend Memorial Hall 19th -23rd Feb then in the Discovery Museum’s Great Hall from 26th Feb to 2nd March. There are evening and Saturday matinees performances plus special half price weekday matinees for schools.
The sudden death of the play’s director (and former Coronation Street actress) Jackie Fielding last year aged 47 gives the production an even greater poignancy. Her friend, Neil…

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