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Edith Cavell – Facing The Silence

“Standing as I do in view of God and eternity, I realise that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.”

It is 1915. English nurse, Edith Cavell, has been captured by the Germans and accused of treason. 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 is facing another trial, alone in her cell. Sixty days alone with nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. Edith Cavell is facing the silence.

Set in Edith’s prison cell in Brussels, this one-woman play sets out to find meaning in her trials, discovering who she is and why she lived, how she travelled from a quiet Norfolk parish to a prison cell in Brussels.

“This play is both powerful and provoking” - Eastern Daily Press

“John Mangan’s play has a real sense of momentum and dramatic tension .... Judi Daykin’s performance had a power and authenticity that was genuinely moving” – Diss Mercury

Broad Horizons Theatre Company presents this exciting new play, written by John Mangan and performed by Judi Daykin - a life-affirming celebration of a woman whose trailblazing story will never be forgotten.

Supported by

Norfolk County Council

For full show details or to discuss availability please contact us

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Nov 2017

  • Cromer Community Centre

  • St Edmund’s Hall
    • Suffolk
    • 17/11/2017
    • 2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    • Matinee at 2.30pm and evening at 7.30pm

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  • St Peter and St Paul Church
    • Norfolk
    • 18/11/2017
    • 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    • Tickets £10 each including refreshments.

      Tickets in advance from Barnham Broom Stores or from Margaret on 07710 285123

      Proceeds towards Barnham Broom Church Bells Appeal

  • Harborough Theatre

Past Shows

Apr 2015

  • Granary Theatre
    • Norfolk
    • 09/04/2015
    • 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

  • The Cut Arts Centre
    • Suffolk
    • 17/04/2015
    • 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

May 2015

  • The Angles Theatre
    • Cambridgeshire
    • 01/05/2015
    • 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Jun 2015

  • St George’s Theatre
    • Norfolk
    • 12/06/2015
    • 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Sep 2015

  • Blackfriars Arts Centre
    • Lincolnshire
    • 17/09/2015
    • 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

  • Fisher Theatre
    • Suffolk
    • 24/09/2015
    • 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

  • The Atrium
    • Norfolk
    • 25/09/2015
    • 7:30 am - 10:00 pm

Oct 2015

  • The Forum
    • Norfolk
    • 16/10/2015
    • 7:30 am - 10:00 pm

  • The Forum
    • Norfolk
    • 17/10/2015
    • 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Quay Theatre
    • Suffolk
    • 23/10/2015
    • 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

  • Seagull Theatre
    • Suffolk
    • 24/10/2015
    • 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Nov 2015

  • The Bank Arts Centre
    • Suffolk
    • 07/11/2015
    • 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Oct 2016

  • Masham Town Hall

Oct 2017

  • Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Mill Studio