Discover the incredible story of the women who drove ambulances on the front line in World War One.

FANY (First Aid Nursing Yeomanry) is the headline show of the three-week Women in the West End celebration.

Presented by Anonymous Is A Woman Theatre Company (AIAWTC) it tells the little-known tales of the courageous women who transported wounded soldiers from the bloody battlefields to the nearby hospitals in France.

Inspired by the novel Across The Blood-Red Skies by Robert Radcliffe, the show’s creators drew on real life accounts from the FANY records and the Imperial War Museum to create a fascinating tale of comradeship and of the ordinary women who did extraordinary things.

The show stars Madeleine Gould, Bips Mawson, Henri Merriman, Leila Sykes and Stella Taylor and was first performed as an extract at last year’s Women’s History Network Conference in Worcester to delegates from across the globe. It went on to tour the West Midlands as part of the Imperial War Museum’s Centenary Partnership and has now arrived in London as Anonymous Is A Woman’s West End debut.

The company was set up by two graduates of the Drama Centre London, Bips Mawson and Islington resident Leila Sykes, as a reaction against the lack of female roles in the industry.

Their aim is to tell ‘her-story’ from history, from the unsung heroes of our national and international past to the high profile trailblazers of today.

It is spearheading the Women in the West End celebration, which also includes Nonsense & Sensibility, a new play by Tom Crawshaw that puts a twist on Jane Austen’s classic.

Above the Arts at the Arts Theatre, Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JB, until April 2. Details: