Edith Cavell - Facing the Silence

Edith Cavell - Facing the Silence

Broad Horizons Theatre Company presents
Thursday 17th September at 7.30pm

Adults £12.00, Concessions £10.00**


“Standing as I do in view of God and eternity, I realise that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.”

It is 1915.  English nurse, Edith Cavell, has been captured by the Germans and accused of treason. She has faced sixty days of near solitary confinement, interrogation and now a trial. Surely the Germans will not execute a woman?  

Yet, Edith Cavell is facing another trial, alone in her cell. Sixty days alone with nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.  Alone with the only person who knows who Edith Cavell really is – herself.

Edith Cavell is facing the silence.

Here she will reconstruct her previous world of Edwardian certainties, family love, favourite people, work, play and belief. 

Can she find meaning in her trials, discovering who she is and why she lived, how she travelled from a quiet Norfolk parish to a prison cell in Brussels?




**Prices include a 50p per seat 'refurbishment' levy.

Blackfriars Theatre is run predominately by volunteers, we don't charge an admin fee and don't intend to. The full levy plus gift aid, if applicable, will create a special fund to help maintain and refurbish the towns precious traditional little Theatre. This fund will also allow us to seek 'match funding' opportunities to enhance your theatre experience.

Thank you for your support and understanding. We hope you Enjoy the Show and encourage others to Keep Theatre Live in Boston.



Blackfriars undoubtedly plays a very important role as Boston's centre for entertainment and the arts. It is home to two very successful local amateur dramatic and operatic groups, as well as hosting a varied program of professional stage productions.