Death At Dawn
Published by Red Squirrel Press
This powerful and controversial stage play, due to premier on Tyneside in September 2014, is built round the real life story of William Hunter, a young World War One soldier from North Shields who was shot for desertion in France in 1916.
Hunter claimed to have been underage when he signed up, which would usually have seen the sentence reduced to imprisonment. For reasons never made clear, Hunter received no such clemency. The play is produced by Cloud Nine Theatre Company at The Linskill Centre, North Shields, less than half a mile from where Hunter lived.