The Heroine Project Presents:
“OVER THE TOP
The true-life tale of Dorothy Lawrence”
DATE: 08 July 2016
LOCATION: Bradford on Avon Library – Bridge Street, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1BY
BOOK TICKET: Contact Bradford On Avon Library – 01225 868127
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 original 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 will bring a hidden piece of Wiltshire history back to life in this World War One centenary year.
Dorothy’s panels in the exhibition have been developed in partnership with Now Heritage and Wiltshire at War, and has been funded by the Chalke Valley History Trust.
Dorothy Lawrence – NAOMI ZARA
The MC – ELEANOR BUCHAN
Directed and conceived by LIZZIE CRARER
Artistic advisor – KATH BURLINSON
Music by NATALIE BRICE
Sound Recording by SEBASTIAN BRICE
Written and devised by Lizzie Crarer, Naomi Zara, and Eleanor Buchan
For further information about this event and to book your ticket please contact Bradford on Avon Library on 01225 868127.
To find out more about ‘Over the Top’ and ‘The Heroine Project Presents’ please visit their website here.