NO Petticoats Here tells the real life stories of varied and remarkable women of the Great War and was inspired by the story of Dorothy Lawrence; an orphan whose guardian lived in Salisbury Cathedral Close.

Dorothy dressed as a soldier in order to visit the Western Front and pursue her journalistic ambitions.

Musician and singer Louise Jordan will perform ‘No Petticoats Here’ at 7.30pm at the The David Hall, South Petherton, on Wednesday, October 17.

Louise became fascinated by the stories of female ambulance drivers, scientists, footballers and spies.

This play is the culmination of twelve months of research that has taken Louise to the battlefields of France and Belgium including the Somme and Ypres as well as countless museums and historic research centres across the UK and western Europe.

Louise said: “This performance is very different to most concerts: it is enhanced by technology with pre-recorded sound tracks bringing the words of the women and the sounds they experienced to life. This soundscape weaves around the original songs I have written and I also present framed images of the women and perform in costume to help the audience visualise the stories.”

Tickets £14. Book online at or call 01460 240340.