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I am very pleased to announce that my latest play, “The Beaches Of St Valery” which formed part of my PhD in English Literature from the University Of Glasgow has been accepted for the Spring Season of “A Play, A Pie and A Pint” at the Oran Mor in Glasgow.
“The Beaches Of St Valery” will premiere on Monday 6th of March and will be presented until Saturday 11th of March. All performances at 1.00 p.m.
The play follows the life of a young Scottish Soldier of the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders and the 51st Highland Division from 1938 to the end of the war in 1946.
We see our everyman soldier go from a carefree 18 year old roads engineer to a battle-hardened veteran of 26.
The photograph below shows the CO of the 51st Highland Division, Major General Victor Fortune surrendering to General Erwin Rommel at St Valery-en-Caux on the 12th of June, 1940. This event forms the central motif of the play.