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Monday, February 16, 2009

"Journey's End" at St. Mary's Church

The snowy evenings of 12 and 13 February saw performances in St Mary's Church Ponteland of "Journey's End", a play written by R.C. Sherriff. Set in the trenches of the First World War it was performed by the Garrick Theatre Company, a group of young people primarily from Gosforth High School, and was directed by Harry Barham. Several of the audience commented that the actors were the same age as those who had fought and died in the fields of Flanders - so it was rather appropriate that when the young people laid a wreath at the War Memorial in Church the citation read "From the Garrick Theatre Company - for us it was only a play".