Eglantyne is written and performed by Anne Chamberlain. It is showing in Brighton as part of Brighton Fringe 2017 at Sweet Venues (inside Jury's Inn on the seafront) on 5-11 May at 16:00.
Tickets are £10 (£8 concessions).The show is 1 hour 15 minutes in length.
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This one-woman play is a historical education about another woman that no-one will have heard of - despite being quite extraordinary in her time... sadly no surprise there! Eglantyne co-founded Action of Children, was involved in one of the first ever international aid campaigns and developed the Declaration of the Rights of the Child!
Anne portrays herself, Eglantyne and also several of Eglantyne's family and companions to give you a full flavour of the life and achievements of this remarkable woman.
We learn of the remarkable things that Eglantyne did, and of her love and relationships - heartache and illness. It is a little challenging to follow all of the characters, with only subtle changes so you definitely need to pay attention! If you have an interest in history, particularly women's history this is one to see!
Inspiring solo play about Eglantyne Jebb, a courageous, passionate, Edwardian human rights activist.
From her idyllic Shropshire childhood, Eglantyne went on to Oxford University, heartbreaks, suffrage rallies, the Balkans, arrest in Trafalgar Square, spiritualism, co-founding Save the Children, and pioneering children's rights.
“Written with wit and buoyancy, and delivered in fine style."
“Studied and heartfelt portrayal ... engaging, informative and very entertaining”.
Written and performed by Anne Chamberlain, directed by KC Kelly.
Anne Chamberlain was born in Canterbury, New Zealand, studied at Otago University and works in front of and behind the scenes in theatre, film, television and festivals. In 2014, Anne wrote, performed, produced and toured EGLANTYNE in New Zealand receiving high critical acclaim. In 2015, Anne toured EGLANTYNE in the UK launching with a private preview at Eglantyne Jebb's childhood home The Lyth, Ellesmere, Shropshire and the premiere at Shrewsbury's Theatre Severn. Anne produced, co-wrote and performed in the comedy group The Flannelettes who played at the Olympics Arts Festival in Barcelona. Anne produced, co-wrote, directed and performed in the successful touring children’s musical comedy Witch Mother. Anne’s other notable acting roles include Viola in Twelfth Night, Adrianna in The Comedy of Errors, Jill in Equus, Joyce in The Ruffian on the Stair, Ariel Bright in Ariel Bright and Vicki in Long Gone Lonesome Cowgirls. Anne’s behind the scenes roles have included Manager of the 2012 New Zealand Arts Festival's Writers & Readers Week, Voice Artist for Deutsche Welle TV, Michael Palin's Personal Assistant, Communications Manager for the New Zealand Film Commission and National Publicist for Columbia TriStar Films (UK).
About Eglantyne Jebb
Eglantyne Jebb (1876 – 1928) was born in Shropshire, studied at Oxford University and in 1919 co-founded Save the Children with her sister Dorothy Buxton. Eglantyne developed the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. This evolved into the current United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which was adopted in 1989 and is the most universally accepted human rights treaty. Eglantyne - human rights activist, humanitarian, writer, social reformer, revolutionary fundraiser, visionary children’s rights campaigner.