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EGLANTYNE is a vibrant, inspiring solo play about Eglantyne Jebb: the visionary, courageous, passionate human rights pioneer and founder of Save the Children.

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 idyllic Shropshire, follow Eglantyne to Oxford University, Cambridge social work, Bloomsbury, heartbreaks, suffrage rallies, spiritualism, the Balkans, arrest in Trafalgar Square and pioneering children’s rights.


‘Written with wit and buoyancy, delivered in fine style’ (Theatreview.org.nz)


‘Outstanding performance, engaging and endearing’ (TheReviewsHub.com)


Written and performed: Anne Chamberlain; directed: KC Kelly. www.eglantynetheshow.com