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The true-life tale of Dorothy Lawrence
New theatre that tells the astonishing true story of a forgotten First World War heroine
Salisbury 1917: aspiring young journalist Dorothy Lawrence returns to spend the summer with her wealthy guardian. She is suffering from a nervous complaint and is harbouring secrets that the War Office forbids her to tell.
What made one woman brave enough to follow her ambition and act alone? How was she affected by what she saw on the on the front line? And what led up to her admittance to Hanwell Lunatic Asylum in 1925?
With two performers, dark humour and an orginal score, this show explores the explosive personality at the heart of this extraordinary story.
FORTHCOMING TOUR DATES:
Thursday 30th June, 6:30pm THE CHALKE VALLEY HISTORY FESTIVAL
Thursday 7th July, time TBC HAMILTON HOUSE, BRISTOL
Friday 8th July, 6:30pm BRADFORD ON AVON LIBRARY
Monday 11th July, 1pm HAYESFIELD GIRLS’ SCHOOL, BATH*
*Hayesfield students and staff only
Supported using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England
Sponsored by Gore Browne Investment Management
Education programme developed in collaboration with Now Heritage, in partnership with ‘Wiltshire at War: Community Stories’; funded by the Chalke Valley History Trust, and by Wiltshire Council through the Corsham Area Board.
This show has been developed with the support of The Pound arts centre in Corsham and The Natural Theatre Company in Bath.