It is 2019.

Geoff Marsh, a retired police officer, has been invited to the Winton Community Centre to deliver a talk.

It could be the usual chat about his career, peppered with useful hints and tips on crime prevention and road safety.

But this is more than that.

It’s the story of how he became a miner, then a copper. He tells us of the one decision that changed his career and the momentous year that changed him, his community and his life, forever.

“The writing is superb: nothing is wasted, every line matters” (Fringe Guru)

About the Play

Age Guidance: Suitable for ages 15+ (contains strong language and descriptions of violence).

Running Time: 50 minutes approx. (no interval)

About Ray Castleton

Ray has worked as a professional actor and playwright since 2011. His writing credits include: Without Malice or Ill Will, Chicken Soup (with Kieran Knowles), On Behalf of The People, The Striking Dilemmas Trilogy.

His acting work includes many credits across Theatre, TV, Film and Radio.

He won the Actor Award for Excellence for Without Malice or Ill Will at The Buxton Festival Fringe 2019.

“Ray’s writing is very direct and realistic with great humanity. His policeman Geoff is completely believable which makes the events of this play even more tragic.” (Buxton Festival Fringe Review)

Venue opening hours

Monday : Closed

Tuesday : Closed

Wednesday : 9:45 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday : 9:45 am - 5:00 pm

Friday : 9:45 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday : 9:45 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday : 9:45 am - 5:00 pm

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Car Parking
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Dementia Friendly
  • Guide Dogs Welcome
  • Relaxed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

New Road, Wakefield, WF4 4RH