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The Disappearance of Dorothy Lawrence – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Julie McNamara Director: Paulette Randall Reviewer: Paul Couch   One way or another, there’s a story to be told about Dorothy Lawrence, a 19-year-old female reporter at the beginning of the 20th Century. She claimed that, in the face of cultural resistance, she rode on a bicycle to the front lines of the Somme in 1915 and posed as ...

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INTERVIEW: Julie McNamara and Paulette Randall

The centenary of the First World War has led to a resurgence of interest in stories from the era. Many, now long forgotten, voices of the War have begun to resurface. Many of those voices though are from the men who fought but the true story of Dorothy Lawrence, who disguised herself as a man and rode to the front ...

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Pulse Festival: Let Me Stay – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer/Performer: Julie McNamara BSL interpreter: Karl Llorca Director: Paulette Randall Reviewer: Paul Couch Dementia. The very word can strike fear into those of middle or advancing years. Julie McNamara’s one-woman (almost) show doesn't, however, seek to frighten or shock, or even tell a cautionary tale. Instead, it's the warm-hearted story of her mother, Shirley, and Shirley’s shift into the gripof ...

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