A new one-woman show about the remarkable life of Nurse Catherine Black (1878-1949).
Born in Ramelton, Co. Donegal, Catherine Black trained as a nurse in England and worked in the slums of Whitechapel, at the Somme in World War 1, and as King George V’s private nurse in the last 7 years of his life. Her memoir ‘King’s nurse Beggar’s nurse’ was published in 1939 and there’s a copy in the library at Buckingham Palace.
This one-woman play is inspired by that memoir. Catherine is coming to the end of her remarkable life. She has been exposed to the best and worst of humanity, and has always focused valiantly on forgetting the latter. At last she realises that the past doesn’t go away, and that the only way to forget is to remember.
Written and performed by Maggie Hannon
Directed by Eoghan mac Giolla Bhrighde
Sister Black was filmed and supported by An Grianán Theatre, and funded by the Donegal Arts Office, Donegal County Council.
A link to the online show will be made available when you purchase a ticket. The show can be watched online (on a tablet, laptop or phone) on Thursday, 25th February from 7pm until midnight. Please note, tickets MUST be purchased before 7pm on the performance date.