Edith Cavell-Facing the Silence
Fri 21 Feb 2020 12:00 pm to Sat 29 Feb 2020 12:00 pm
It is 1915. Norfolk nurse, Edith Cavell, has been captured by the Germans and accused of treason, while running a teaching hospital in Brussels. She has faced sixty days of near solitary confinement, interrogation and now a trial. Surely the Germans will not execute a woman?
Yet, Edith Cavell (performed by Naomi Clasohm) is facing another trial, alone in her cell. Sixty days alone with the only person who knows who Edith Cavell really is – herself. Edith Cavell is facing the silence.
Set in Edith’s prison cell in the St Gilles Prison on Brussels, John Mangan’s play explores the life and trial of this trailblazing woman. A pioneer of nursing training, with a strong sense of duty, Edith found herself trapped in an occupied country surrounded by an English hating German Military hierarchy.