RETURN OF DEATH AT DAWN.

Written by Peter Mortimer, directed by Neil Armstrong.

Peter Mortimer's powerful, controversial and emotionally charged World War One play is set to return in February and March to two separate Tyneside venues. Tickets are on sale from December 1 for the production. After its one week premier at the Linskill Centre North Shields in 2014, the play picked up two awards and was short-listed for two more.
Based on the real-life story of William Hunter, the young North Shields soldier executed for desertion in France in 1916, Death at Dawn tackles head-on the subject of an army which shoots its own men. The sudden death of the play's director Jackie Fielding earlier this year aged 47 gives the production an even greater poignancy. The play, which is again performed as theatre-in-the-round with its original cast of seven professional actors and four North East drama students, is now directed by Neil Armstrong. It plays at Wallsend People's Centre and Newcastle Discovery Museum and marks the 100th anniversary of the death of William Hunter.


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