Death at Dawn is a specially- commissioned play based around the story of a young North Shields soldier who was executed for desertion in France in 1916.

I was in tonight’s audience of the second night at North Shields’ Linskill Centre. What a play. It’s well written, superbly directed and the actors are amazing.

I was and am still moved by the performance. I can’t put into words how I feel. Go and see it…the play runs until Saturday.

The play, by Peter Mortimer,  was commissioned by the Tynemouth World War 1 Commemoration Project

Tickets are available from the Linskill, North Tyneside Libraries, The Keel Row Bookshop and online via Ticketweb at or

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