from Anne Chamberlain
Vibrant, inspiring play about Eglantyne Jebb, the visionary, courageous, passionate, human rights pioneer and founder of Save the Children.
"Outstanding performance, engaging and endearing, a great show."Reviews Hub
"Written with wit and buoyancy, delivered in fine style"theatrereview.org.nz
"Chamberlain filets Jebb’s thorny story with wit and light champagne brilliance"Fringe Review
"Compelling delivery that is strong, colourful and sympathetic... do not miss"theplusones.com
In 1919, challenging the British government’s lack of response to the devastating famine in postwar Europe, Eglantyne and her sister Dorothy founded Save the Children. From her idyllic Shropshire childhood, Eglantyne went on to Oxford University, Cambridge social work, Bloomsbury parties, heartbreaks, suffrage rallies, spiritualism, the Balkans, arrest in Trafalgar Square and pioneering children’s rights.
Eglantyne drafted the Rights of the Child which evolved into the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Eglantyne Jebb was one of the most influential women of the 20th century, yet remains one of the least known.
EGLANTYNE is written and performed by Anne Chamberlain, directed by KC Kelly and produced by Ms Chamberlain Presents.
Listen to Anne speaking with Jenni Murray on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour about performing EGLANTYNE at London’s Central Family Court, in connection with a Human Rights Exhibition.
For more information: www.eglantynetheshow.com (Photos and biographies are under The Show tab.)
Thu 5th July, 5.30pm
Wed 11th July, 5.30pm
Thu 12th July, 2.30pm
Wed 18th July, 2.30pm
Run time: 75 minutes