At a time of war and political uncertainty, conscientious objectors were alternately praised and vilified.
When Catherine Marshall goes to visit her fellow activist – and lover – Clifford Allen at Newhaven Fort, he is insisting on refusing to fight. This could send him back to gaol and to an early grave. Can she save him while still holding on to their ideals?
In a play full of modern resonances, the story asks what is worth fighting to the death?
Performed by Anna Darvas and
Directed by Nicola Blackwell
Produced by Veronica Stephens and
Sara Clifford for InSite
Toured to Charleston Farmhouse, the Marlborough Theatre and Newhaven Fort
‘Hugely impressed, and very moved. An intensely human perspective on political and social issues. The intensity of Sara Clifford’s writing, and the talents of her actors, mean that my memory, as I write this, is of actually being in that cell in Newhaven Fort.’
Fringe Review: Highly Recommended
‘Inspiring, fascinating - fantastic to have such a brilliant portrayal of conscientious protestors in Newhaven’
‘Powerful, complex, moving – an extraordinary piece of work.’