New Edith Cavell play will come to Old Town Hall as part of tour

A new play about First World War heroine Edith Cavell is to help support the nursing charity established in the wake of her death.

Monday, 15th September 2014, 9:30 am
The programme cover from the play
The programme cover from the play

Proteus Theatre Company has produced a new drama entitled “12-10-15” - the date on which the pioneering nurse was executed for helping 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium.

Subtitled “The Life and Death of a British Martyr”, the play is to enjoy a short tour this autumn, between September 11 and October 5, before having another run next year to coincide with the centenary of Edith Cavell’s death.

It comes to the Old Town Hall in High Street, Hemel Hempstead, on Tuesday September 30 at 8pm and runs for 90 minutes.

National nursing charity Cavell Nurses’ Trust, which supports the UK’s working and retired nurses. midwives and healthcare assistants in financial or other need, will be featured throughout the play’s run.

The Trust will be promoted within the theatre programme and also have a fundraising stand at each of the venues.

And, in addition, the cast will give the charity a mention at the conclusion of each performance.

“12-10-15”, written by Clive Holland and directed by Mary Swan, tells the story of the caring and compassionate Edith Cavell as she awaits her final fate. Her story is revealed and recounted by a war hardened, weary and cynical 21st century female war correspondent.

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