What does nursing do to nurses?

Her War 


Her War is a new opera for soprano and trumpet about WWI nurses’ experiences of nursing trauma and PTSD set to premiere for the Tête-à-Tête Festival 2021, with music by Edwin Roxburgh,  libretto by BBC Radio 4 Tommies creator Jonathan Ruffle.

The work is based on the words and experiences of historical nurses and VADs applying for disability pensions based on their wartime service, to which striking parallels have emerged with nursing in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Live premiere:             27 July, 19:30, Cockpit Theatre, Gateforth St NW8 8EH
Interactive Broadcast29 July, 21:00-22:15
 inc. panel Q&A with cast, creative team, and advising academics         Amanda Gwinnup [and Dr Christine Hallett]
Tickets £15/£5 concession, £2 for NHS staff, quoting ‘bevan’
Interactive Broadcast £1 with donations