This is the story of Dorothy Lawrence, the only woman to serve in the British Army in France during World War 1. Determined to be a war correspondent, Dorothy cycled from London to the war on a bicycle. Repeatedly turned away, she obtained a uniform and mingled with the Tommies, one of whom took her laying mines under No Man’s Land. Once her gender was revealed, it caused explosions of a very different kind.
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Angela in rehearsals
The poster designed by John Mundy
10-14 February 2016
Vauxhall Tea House Theatre, London
This is a development of the 2014 short film made by Hurcheon Films (found elsewhere on this website), and it was designed to be a writing and acting showcase. One of the 75-minute performances of this one-woman show was filmed and will be available on line in June 2016. Please contact us for the link.
It is now being developed as a feature film with A D Cooper as the writer.
Dorothy on her bicycle
Putting on the puttees
The lady adventuress dons her uniform
Dorothy goes laying mines under No Man’s Land
The cast & crew
Dorothy: Angela Ferns
Writer, producer & director: A D Cooper
Stage Manager: Louise Gregory
Pianist: Ian Brown
Publicity Assistant: Danny Baldwin