Peace and War

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Peace and War explores the extraordinary life of a young woman, Evelyn, who at the start of the First World War went to France to nurse injured soldiers at the Front. Her German father, who she adored, ran off when she was young, leaving her, her mother and her siblings with huge financial insecurity.

The story begins in Germany in the early 1900’s where Evelyn spent many years teaching in Hamburg with her mother. She had a fascinating time travelling on the continent and working abroad as a governess and was back in Hamburg when war was declared. She and her mother endured a long and perilous journey back to England, when English nationals were repatriated. 

She nursed for some time at the front in France, where the working conditions were harrowing and the soldiers’ injuries agonising to witness, but the unusual circumstances of her early life led to an independence of spirit which helped her survive.

Written by Barbara Frost

Evelyn was played by Sandra Voe
Young Evelyn by Beth Eyre
David by Mark Straker

Mother by Elizabeth Rider
Father by Gerard McDermott
Sister Bradshaw by Rachel Atkins
Beatrice by Suzy Gill
Tom by Richard Reed
Olive by Alana Ross
Richard Rosen by Michael Watson-Gray
American Lady by Belinda Low and Fred by Sean Matthews

Other parts were played by members of the cast

Studio production was by Daryl Chapman and Editing and Post production by Malcolm Thorp

Produced and directed by Cherry Cookson

Running Time: 1hr 28mins

1 review for Peace and War

  • S

    September 15, 2016 - 12:40 pm

    Great story line along with credible acting.

    4 out of 5

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