What’s The Story?

1940 Lewisham , SE London

Two young Irish girls join the thousands leaving their native land to take up nursing posts in war torn London. How will they fair amongst the bombs and rationing as they care for TB patients in the Lewisham hospital to which they are sent?
This‘ imagined play’ is a tribute to the real life Staff Nurse Mary Fleming and Senior Assistant Nurse Aileen Turner, two Irish women awarded the George Medal in 1941.
Mary’s citation when she received the honour read: “for her quickness, coolness and courage in rescuing seventeen patients from almost certain death after the Grove Park Hospital was shattered by a German bomb”

 

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Jessica Kearney (Mary) and Lauren Cardiff (Aileen)

 

 

 

 

 

Nurses 2

Jessica Kearney (Mary) and Lauren Cardiff (Aileen)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow at Lewisham

 

 

 

The cast take a bow at the Lewisham Irish centre.

 

Nurses 3

Jessica Kearney and Louis Rayneau(Martin) in rehearsal

 

 

 

 

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Alex Stevens (Bert) and Lauren Cardiff  (Aileen)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louis and AileenLauren Cardiff and Louis Rayneau (Doctor) in rehearsal


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