No Half Life

No Walls are excited to launch their professional touring company with this wonderful story about Lise Meitner’s life.

‘Life need not be easy provided only that it is not empty’.

Lise Meitner was a painfully shy, socially awkward girl who grew up to be called ‘the Mother of the Atom Bomb’. Living through some of the most turbulent times in modern European history, she was at the forefront of the new science of Nuclear Physics.  Her story is one of struggle – against a society who did not value female education, against academia which did not promote it, against a regime that threatened her very existence and against an establishment which used science to wage war. Throughout, Meitner retained her humanity and her love of her subject.

‘No Half Life’ takes us on a journey through the life of one of the world’s most outstanding women scientists from her liberal upbringing in turn of the century Vienna through to her death in England 89 years later.

This engrossing one act play, see’s us meet ‘younger Lise’ and ‘older Lise.’ Lise takes us on her journey with her, openly talking about her early battle for education, her private life and of course, her professional relationship with Otto Hahn.

Written by Marion MacBeth and directed by Sam Pomeroy, this promises to be a theatre experience to remember.

The show is touring to theatres and village halls. The theatres you can watch this beautiful show are Cygnet Theatre in Exeter (tickets, Sterts Arts Centre (tickets and The Wharf (

The village halls you can find us at are Gerrans Parish Memorial Hall, Mawgan Porth Village Hall, Zennor Parish Village Hall and the MIllpool Centre in Looe. Tickets for these shows can be purchased from