Your Country or Your Conscience?
By Sara Clifford
11th October 2016, 8pm. Marlborough Theatre, Brighton
FREE performance. Booking Essential:
1916 – At a time of war and political uncertainty, Conscientious Objectors were alternately praised and vilified. When Catherine Marshall goes to visit her fellow activist – and lover – Clifford Allen at Newhaven Fort, he is insisting on refusing to fight, which could send him back to gaol and to an early grave. Can she save him while still holding on to their ideals?
In a play full of modern resonances, the story asks what is worth fighting to the death?
Co -production by Zap Art & InSite (Veronica Stephens & Sara Clifford), directed by Nicola Blackwell.
There will also be a FREE Pre-show seminar on Conscientious Objection in WW1 hosted by Gateways to The First World War, Zap Art & InSite at The Marlborough Theatre from 6pm-7.30pm. Seminar tickets must be booked separately here:
This free and open seminar brings together three historians to present their research on conscientious objectors and military tribunals in the First World War. The main aim of this event is to elicit an academic discussion about this important and historically controversial First World War heritage in advance of a free showing of Sara Clifford’s The Tribunal. Each event must be booked separately.
Jenny Flood (Project Officer, Newhaven’s War, HLF funded project)
Dr Chris Kempshall (Project Officer for East Sussex County Council’s First World War Centenary Project)
The Revd. Dr Clive Barrett (Author of Subversive Peacemakers – War Resistance 1914–1918: An Anglican Perspective, chair of the Anglican Pacifist Fellowship and the Peace Museum in Bradford)
Talks will be followed by a Q and A session.
Funded by :
Arts Council England, East Sussex Arts Partnership, Newhaven and Seaford Town Council
Gateways to the First World War, Charleston Trust, Newhaven Fort, The Marlborough Theatre
Blind Veterans UK, East Sussex County Council, Seaford Library, Newhaven Salvation Army Hostel Association, IWM Centenary Partnership Project.
Suitable for aged 12 years +
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