Brittain portrayed by actress

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THE LIFE of British writer, feminist and pacifist and author of best-selling memoir Testament of Youth, Vera Brittain, will be brought alive by a well-known actor in Petworth next week.

On Monday, March 25, Rohan McCullough, star of both stage and screen, will be bring her one-woman performance to the Leconfield Hall.

In what has been dubbed ‘a remarkable performance’ and praised by Vera Brittain’s daughter, politician and former minister Shirley Williams. who said who said the actress ‘seems to become the young nurse who wrote the diary’, the play portrays Vera Brittain’s life during and after the first world war.

The remarkable story follows her through Oxford University, then to France where she volunteered as a nurse, experienced trench warfare and shows her journey towards pacifism.

The event has been organised by the Petworth Society.

Tickets are £8 and the play starts at 7.30pm.