The Box brings to life the archive of WWI nurse Olive Swanzy

The Box brings to life the archive of WWI nurse Olive Swanzy

Whilst serving during World War I, Co. Down Nurse Olive Swanzy kept an archive of her time spent in the war through a collection of poems, sketches, cartoons, stories and drawings given to her by the soldiers in her care and collected in her autograph books. Alongside this she also kept a record of her own experiences through a wealth of beautiful watercolours which document her time at war. Together they form an incredible picture of real people during extraordinary times.

Kabosh, in partnership with Creative Centenaries, will bring this incredible archive and its stories to life in a multi-artform theatre production. Taking place at the Ulster Museum every Saturday and Sunday, 12pm and 3pm, from June 5th to 19th 2016 this will coincide with original items from the archive being on display as part of the Creative Centenaries exhibition (running from June 3rd to September 18th).

Written by Carlo Gabler
Directed by Paula McFetridge
Designed by Elle Kent
Starring Gerard Jordan and Abigail McGibbon

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