Weʼre raising £10,000 to tour a play with music telling the incredible story of Edinburgh doctor surgeon Elsie Inglis, who saved many lives during World War 1.
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Elsie Inglis was an incredible Scottish woman doctor and surgeon who made a huge contribution to both the saving of lives, and tending to the injured and dying during World War 1. Yet, when she approached the War Office in London to offer her services, she was told "My good lady, go home and sit still." Undeterred by this, she and fellow nurses served at the Western Front and beyond, notably Serbia, despite the real threat of their capture by enemy forces or injury and even death in a war zone.
At home she established a maternity hospital in Edinburgh's Royal Mile. She also did much to encourage women to become doctors and surgeons, and on the political front was a committed suffragist. After her death in 1917, the Elsie Inglis Memorial Hospital in Edinburgh was established in her memory.
In Scotland she has never had the recognition which she deserves. My play, a drama with original music, will feature a cast of approximately twenty actors, musicians and singers who will tell her story.
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Jan 14, 2018
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Jan 8, 2018
We were glad to be able to join you for your birthday celebrations. Good luck with the play. Hope it's a great success.Love Morris & Rosie xx
Jan 7, 2018
Good luck Dad! Love Dara and Mark xxx
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Jan 5, 2018
Happy 70th Dave, hope it's a good one, and good luck with your project. Iain
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Dave Dewar has a passion for promoting, through drama and music, Scots who have left their mark on history, but are unknown to the general public. He is fortunate to work with some great actors and musicians in telling the story of these unsung heroes, such as Elsie Inglis.
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