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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 she is not allowed 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.
Based on detailed original research and a year-long process of audience development, this show brought a hidden piece of Wiltshire history back to life in it's centenary year.
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THIS PRODUCTION TOURED 4th MARCH - 11TH JULY 2016:
Friday 4th March The Pound arts centre
Monday 7th March Bath Spa University
Thursday 10th March The Wardrobe Museum, Salisbury
Friday 11th March Ruskin College, Oxford
Monday 21st March The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse
Monday 30th June The Chalke Valley History Festival
Thursday 7th July Hamilton House, Bristol
Friday 8th July Bradford on Avon Library
Monday 11th July Hayesfield Girls' School, Bath
Directed and conceived by LIZZIE CRARER
Artistic advisor - KATH BURLINSON
Music by NATALIE BRICE
Sound Recording by SEBASTIAN BRICE
Dorothy Lawrence - NAOMI ZARA
The MC - ELEANOR BUCHAN
Written and devised by Lizzie Crarer, Naomi Zara, and Eleanor Buchan
‘A creative way to celebrate the achievements of an energetic and courageous woman’
The Fine Times Recorder
‘Thank you, Dorothy, you’ve been an inspiration, reminding us that a hundred years ago, astonishing courage and
heroic determination could still be found behind Edwardian corsetry.’
British Theatre Guide
‘A wonderful script, exhilaratingly acted’
‘Performed with enormous courage and determination’
'Genuine radiance and passion'
Thanks to our Kickstarter backers:
Dan Wilkinson, Harry Hogarth, Harriet Lupton, Neil Moore, Diane Samuels, Catherine Carter, Simon James, Nicholas Smith, Angela Wilcox, Sarah Brocklehurst, Alan Humphreys, Emily and Rob Chapman