Newport to host First World War play by Blackwood author

Campaign Series: WAR: Alan Humphreys as a First World War soldier and Neal McWilliams as a contemporary soldier in the The War is Dead Long Live The War by Patrick Jones WAR: Alan Humphreys as a First World War soldier and Neal McWilliams as a contemporary soldier in the The War is Dead Long Live The War by Patrick Jones

A BLACKWOOD playwright’s work is to be performed to mark the anniversary of the start of the First World War.

The War is Dead Long Live The War by Patrick Jones will be performed today at the Riverfront to mark the centenary of the First World War. The play centres around a meeting between First World War soldier and poet, Wilfred Owen, and a serviceman from a contemporary conflict.

Michael Kelligan, director of the On the Edge production, said: “Patrick’s play is a strong poetic study of the horror of war. Sadly it is even more relevant today than it was when I first presented it, one of the very first On The Edge productions, ten years ago, directed by Welsh award winning director Karl Francis.

“No doubt it will be relevant in ten years time and even more ten years after that.”

Mr Kelligan has directed three of the Mr Jones’ plays.

The play is on tonight at the The Riverfront, at 7.45pm.

Tickets are £4.

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11:23am Thu 15 May 14

Raymond Luxury-Yacht says...

Isn't it about time the media stopped banging on about all these old wars? What good does it do?
Isn't it about time the media stopped banging on about all these old wars? What good does it do? Raymond Luxury-Yacht
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8:42pm Thu 15 May 14

Limestonecowboy says...

Thats right stop 'banging on about all these old wars' the very reason why such statements can be made today is because of the sacrifice made by the few this is why these conflicts should never be fogotten.
Thats right stop 'banging on about all these old wars' the very reason why such statements can be made today is because of the sacrifice made by the few this is why these conflicts should never be fogotten. Limestonecowboy
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12:10am Fri 16 May 14

Raymond Luxury-Yacht says...

Limestonecowboy wrote:
Thats right stop 'banging on about all these old wars' the very reason why such statements can be made today is because of the sacrifice made by the few this is why these conflicts should never be fogotten.
Oh really, you do keep up with world news do you? Try listening to BBC World Service, you may realise what is going on in the world, and despite much hand wringing from the UK establishment how many thousands of people are being killed daily around the world and very little is being done to stop it. In fact UK establishment is responsible for many of these deaths, despite open denials from the very people who encourage conflicts worldwide. Glorify war, make a few bucks, and shut your eyes to what doesn't suit you. Have a good night's sleep and don't worry about conscience.
[quote][p][bold]Limestonecowboy[/bold] wrote: Thats right stop 'banging on about all these old wars' the very reason why such statements can be made today is because of the sacrifice made by the few this is why these conflicts should never be fogotten.[/p][/quote]Oh really, you do keep up with world news do you? Try listening to BBC World Service, you may realise what is going on in the world, and despite much hand wringing from the UK establishment how many thousands of people are being killed daily around the world and very little is being done to stop it. In fact UK establishment is responsible for many of these deaths, despite open denials from the very people who encourage conflicts worldwide. Glorify war, make a few bucks, and shut your eyes to what doesn't suit you. Have a good night's sleep and don't worry about conscience. Raymond Luxury-Yacht
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7:25pm Fri 16 May 14

Limestonecowboy says...

If this is what you believe thats fine but bear in mind where we would be today with that attitude - just sit back in your comfy armchair & express your views (from a safe distance of course!)
If this is what you believe thats fine but bear in mind where we would be today with that attitude - just sit back in your comfy armchair & express your views (from a safe distance of course!) Limestonecowboy
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11:11am Sat 17 May 14

Raymond Luxury-Yacht says...

Limestonecowboy wrote:
If this is what you believe thats fine but bear in mind where we would be today with that attitude - just sit back in your comfy armchair & express your views (from a safe distance of course!)
Meanwhile: Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, talk is cheap.
[quote][p][bold]Limestonecowboy[/bold] wrote: If this is what you believe thats fine but bear in mind where we would be today with that attitude - just sit back in your comfy armchair & express your views (from a safe distance of course!)[/p][/quote]Meanwhile: Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, talk is cheap. Raymond Luxury-Yacht
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