Vera Brittain autobiography on stage at Buxton


ARTSBEAT DRAMA: Buxton born Vera Brittain and her haunting autobiography is the subject of a new play, to be performed at Pavilion Arts Centre in March by actress Rohan McCullough.

In 1933 Vera Britain published Testament of Youth a best seller in both Britain and America. This haunting autobiography conveyed to an entire generation the essence of war, with Vera writing about her experience whilst serving as a volunteer nurse, who witnessed the horrors of trench warfare.

Rohan McCullough’s performance has been well received with her performance even gaining endorsement by Vera Brittain’s daughter Shirley Williams.

“She has a sensitive understanding of my mother’s writing, and sometimes seems almost to become the young nurse who wrote the diary… I strongly commend her presentation,”said Shirley.

 Due to the popularity of tickets the performance has been moved from the Arts Centre Studio to the main auditorium, to enable more people to attend the show.

 The performance takes place at Pavilion Arts Centre on Sunday March 3 at 7.30pm.

 Tickets for Testament of Youth are priced at £10 and discounts are available.

For more information or to buy tickets call the box office on 0845 127 2190 or buy online at