Deeds not Words

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Project Description

‘Deeds not Words’: Endell Street Military Hospital commemorates the hospital founded by two suffragist doctors and whose all-female medical staff treated over 26,000 patients and performed more than 7,000 operations between 1915-1919. Digital Drama were awarded a £73,900 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the project in partnership with the Women’s Library at the London School of Economics, to produce an immersive drama, creative banner making workshops and touring exhibition to explore the lives of those who worked and were treated at the Endell Street Military Hospital.

All eight performances of the immersive drama were a sell-out at the Swiss Church on Endell Street, Covent Garden in July 2017, involving a 30 strong cast and crew of professionals and volunteers. Banner workshops were led by community artist Becci Kenning of Art in Transit with residents of Dudley Court Sheltered Housing (on the site of the hospital), local pupils from St Joseph’s Primary School and residents of St Mungo’s hostel. The banners, inspired by the Suffragette banners held at the Women’s Library and the work of the hospital, are touring in the borough of Camden and can be seen at the Women’s Library at the London School of Economics until October 2017 and then at the Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre until December 2017.

 

Deeds Not Words; Immersive Drama Production Images by Anne Koerber

Deeds Not Words Cast and Crew List2017-10-04T15:24:37+00:00

Deeds Not Words Cast & Crew:

Cast:

Col. Sir Horace Toole-Aken – Tim Woodward
Dr Flora Murray – Caroline Lawrie
Dr Vera Scantlebury- Claire See
Nina Last- Natasha Cowley
Gunner Hook- David Sargent

Ensemble:
Lokesh Anand
Natasa Antoniou
Jen Cornwell
Katya Creed
Elise Hill
Katie Hodgin
Diana Lockwood
Christopher Marimootoo
Sarah McClane
Katy Peakay
Caleb Rowan
Nikil Sharma
Jordan Whitby
Charlie Forman
Piers Wood

WRITER – Liz Rigbey
DIRECTOR- Kate Valentine
PRODUCER ARCHIVE ALIVE ENSEMBLE – Rebecca Tremain
MOVEMENT DIRECTOR- Joyce Henderson
PRODUCER – Alison Ramsey
DESIGN CONSULTANT- Kate Rigby
COSTUME SUPERVISOR – Penny Diamond
COSTUME ASSISTANT – Anielle Marimootoo
PHOTOGRAPHER – Anne Koerber
SOUND DESIGNER- David Chilton
TECHNICIAN- Patrick O’Sullivan
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT- Layla Gatens
PRESS CONSULTANT- James Barr
COMMUNITY ARTIST- Becci Kenning
STAGE MANAGEMENT- Sophie Stevens & Rebecca Hitchcox

Front of House:
Aneta Baniak
Maria Bell
Sonia Gomes
Mary Marimootoo
Carly Norton
Vilma Pikelyte
Anna Towlson

With thanks to:
The Women’s Library, LSE Library Collections
Cook-Dickerman Collection
The Mustard Club
Annie Fox and Family
Catherine Bassett and Family
Dr Jennian Geddes

Research:
Morgan Brewster
Katya Creed
Luke Danes
Adenike Ogunkoya