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Sun 3rd Mar at 7:30pm

Testament Of Youth By Vera Brittain

@ Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Featuring: Rohan McCullough

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Testament Of Youth By Vera Brittain: Rohan McCullough

Having battled her way to Somerville College in the face of parental opposition, Vera Brittain abandoned her studies at the outbreak of the First World War to serve as a volunteer nurse witnessing the horrors of trench warfare. In 1918, with all the closest to her dead, she returned to Oxford and later devoted her energies to the causes of pacifism and feminism, writing and lecturing world-wide.

In 1933 she published Testament Of Youth. This haunting autobiography conveyed to an entire generation the essence of their common experience of war. It was a best seller in both Britain and America.

‘Rohan McCullough’s performance brings my mother’s famous book on the First World War…alive. She has a sensitive understanding of my mother’s writing, and sometimes seems almost to become the young nurse who wrote the diary … I strongly commend her presentation.’

Shirley Williams

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Venue Facts

Venue: Buxton Opera House


Address:
Water Street
Buxton
SK17 6XN 53.258343, -1.917126


Buxton Opera House map


Website: buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Enquiries: 01298 72190

Bookings: 0845 127 2190


Seating Plan: View the Seating Plan


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  → Buxton 5 min walk