The Major and the Matron 1914 is an one-act play about leadership under fire, facing death with dignity, and growing up past your mentors. Nurse Dorothy Dannersly seeks the advice of a wounded British major when she is thrust into a leadership position in her hospital as the city is shelled by artillery. The play is loosely based on the story of the Australian nurses who heroically evacuated the Burchem hospital during the bombing of Antwerp in the first year of the Great War.
The play is about one hour long with a cast of four and a few pieces of furniture as the set, using audio and sound effects as a major part of its storytelling method. The intimacy of the Motley Bauhaus blackbox theatre brings an air of claustrophobia and desperation but also empathy through the shared space as the ever-permeating sounds of war to take centre stage with the rest of the cast.
Warning: Contains both sudden and sustained loud noises, potentially triggering content or themes, including Violence,Death,War,Simulated Blood,Use of Replica Weapons