The People’s Friend Presents… Journey’s End

People's Friend Presents Journey's End by Teresa Ashby

An actor, a landlady, and a dog called Sandy make up the cast, and a beautiful seaside location provides the backdrop to this feel-good story by Teresa Ashby, as The People’s Friend Presents… Journey’s End.

Richard was tired of living out of a suitcase.
Now, here, maybe it was time to put down some roots…

Our readers for this charming story are Lesley Mackie and Terry Wale. Husband and wife Lesley and Terry first met as actors in a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Perth Theatre.  Lesley was born and bred in Dundee, going to Hawkhill Primary School and Harris Academy. She has performed on stage, television – and even in one notable cult film, The Wicker Man. A Londoner by birth, Terry’s career as an actor, director and occasional playwright covers six decades, and includes visits to the USA, Canada and New Zealand. In 1986 Lesley won a Laurence Olivier Award for her performance as Judy Garland in the West End play Judy, written for her by Terry  – his first stage play, having previously penned a number of plays for television and radio. As well as radio roles, between them they have recorded over 360 audio books. More than 40 years since they first met there, Lesley and Terry now live in Perth.

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Dan McGachey