Charleston at 100 : White Feathers Theatre

The Tribunal


Your Country or Your Conscience?

By Sara Clifford

1916 – At a time of war and political uncertainty, Conscientious Objectors were alternately praised and vilified. When Catherine Marshall goes to visit her fellow activist – and lover – Clifford Allen at Newhaven Fort, he is insisting on refusing to fight, which could send him back to gaol and to an early grave. Can she save him while still holding on to their ideals?

In a play full of modern resonances, the story asks what is worth fighting to the death?

Co-production by Zap Art & InSite (Veronica Stephens & Sara Clifford), directed by Nicky Blackwell.

Saturday 15 October, 4pm, Charleston

Tickets: £10 and £8 concessions Suitable for aged 12 years +


Funders: Arts Council England, East Sussex Arts Partnership, Newhaven and Seaford Town Councils.

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InSite is a new company combining the creative forces of writer, Sara Clifford and creative producer, Veronica Stephens. InSite seeks to create immersive theatre on location that captures the spirit of people and places. Over the last five years, Veronica Stephens (for Zap Art) and Sara Clifford (for Inroads Productions) have worked in partnership to create four major high quality, large scale site responsive theatre events, with extensive outreach programmes, involving hundreds of local performers alongside professional casts, and working with artists at the top of their fields- with more to come!

Recent co-productions with Zap Art include: The Port The Beast and The Traveller, Our Dancing Feet, Home Fires.

Zap Art is one of the UK’s leading creative producers, renowned for its work on ambitious, high quality artistic projects and educational programmes working with a diverse range of collaborators. During its 30 year history, Zap has successfully delivered hundreds of projects, nationally and internationally, and was proud to be selected as central London hub producers for Showtime: London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Zap is a charitable organisation, which brings new art to new audiences by taking art to the heart of communities. Zap creates cultural exchanges and exciting, sustainable events that make a difference to places and people. Zap’s strength lies in its ability to work at the largest scale, on complex, partnership projects, with meaningful participation and engagement, while delivering the artist’s vision and producing inspirational site and community responsive work.

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