20:00, Thu 19th October 2023 at ADC Theatre (Larkum Studio)
Michaelmas Week 2
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In the depths of an air raid, famous pacifist and writer Vera Brittain encounters the ghost of her brother Edward as she struggles to reconcile herself to his premature death 30 years before. Through the course of the night, Vera and Edward relive their school days, recounting the thrill of first love, their ambitions for education, and the ugly awakening of their entire generation to the reality of war. As the siblings tiptoe closer and closer to the reason they were brought together under the sirens of yet another war, they grapple with the question - if the people they mourned in war were people they didn't really know at all, if the living were silenced and the dead held the key, how could they ever hope to free themselves from its iron grip?