19:30-20:20, Friday 18th September 2020
Music: Edwin Roxburgh
Words: Jonathan Ruffle
‘Her War’ is a ground-breaking physical theatre opera for soprano April Fredrick and trumpeter Simon Desbruslais, exploring the female experience of PTSD for those returning from active service after WWI. Based on historical sources of women serving as ambulance drivers, nurses, and soldiers, the opera hinges on an interactive recreation of the 1920 Pension Tribunals where women fought to have their war trauma recognised, raising questions of cultural complicity. Music by Edwin Roxburgh, words by BBC ‘Tommies’ creator Jonathan Ruffle.
Age range: 13 upwards
Content Warning: Psychological Trauma, Recollection of War Experiences and Violence
Produced by SoundRanger Studio
Venue: hopefully* The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH.
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Soprano/Director: April Fredrick
Trumpet: Simon Desbruslais
Composer: Edwin Roxburgh
Librettist: Jonathan Ruffle
Movement/Engagement Coach: Emma Clare Wynne-Jones