edith2It’s interesting, exciting and nice to see any writing project come to fruition.  One of my fellow writers’ group members, Loretta Stanley, is about to produce a play that she has written over the past two years and which, we, the writers group, have accompanied from its early beginnings through to a fairly final draft.  Edith is a challenging and fascinating treatment of the last period of the life of Edith Cavell. Gordon Brown wrote about her in his recent work on Courage, but the standard presentation of Cavell as an unconditional First World War heroine does not stand up to closer scrutiny and it is the ambiguities in Cavell’s behaviour that Loretta cleverly explores by bring her back as a ghost and confronting her with similar situations in the modern world. It’ll be on at the Warehouse Studio Theatre (69a rue Waelhem, 1030 Schaerbeek) from 31 March to 4 April and you can order tickets from the Irish Theatre Group’s website.