Chase Away the January Blues with Drama
Why not chase away the January blues with a new production at Sean Hollywood Arts Centre?
Kabosh Theatre Company’s new play, ‘The Box’, written by Carlo G?bler might just be the ticket for you. Coming to the Centre on Wednesday 23 January, the play tells the fascinating true story of Co Down nurse Olive Swanzy during her service in World War I. While caring for those on the front line, Olive kept autograph books documenting her time and those she encountered.
For years these books lay hidden in a box in an attic in Rostrevor. When they were finally unearthed they revealed poems, jokes, comments, cartoons and sketches, all done by wounded soldiers in Olive’s care. Along with her own beautiful paintings, these books tell a fascinating story of the very real people who lived during extraordinary times.
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairman, Councillor Mark Murnin said, “This play opens our new season in the Arts Centre. The play has a local fascination, so don’t hesitate, come and see it for yourself.”
Come and watch as The Box comes to life and tells the story of the men and women who placed their thoughts, hopes and dreams in the care of Olive’s autograph books.