I worked for 6 weeks withe the Reavely Theatre School in Gateshead helping youngsters compose songs for their production of a musical called Titanic. I did a pre Easter visit to kick strart this. The Schools owner Sandra had a Great Uncle Albert who served on the Titanic and was one of those who perished. She decided the next production would be based on Alfreds story and the Titanic.
After we had looked at some telegrams and artifacts to set the scene, the 11 year olds were charged with the task of working on the sad song for the ending.
Dear family, Alfred is dead,
The good news is, we have a spare bed.
Tugs at your heartstrings doesn’t it?