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EGLANTYNE explores the extraordinary life of Eglantyne Jebb, a courageous, charming, passionate, humanitarian, human rights activist, radical fundraiser, social reformer and co-founder of Save the Children. From her idyllic Shropshire childhood, Eglantyne went on to Oxford University, social work in Cambridge, heartbreaks, suffrage rallies, spiritualism, the Balkans, arrest in Trafalgar Square, saving starving children and pioneering children’s rights.

In 1919, responding to the British Government’s lack of response to the devastating famine in postwar Europe, Eglantyne and her sister Dorothy Buxton founded Save the Children. Eglantyne drew up the Rights of the Child which evolved into the current United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Eglantyne Jebb is one of the most influential women of the 20th century and yet one of the least known.

EGLANTYNE has toured to theatres, festivals and other spaces in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. Theatres include Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn, Hereford’s Courtyard Theatre, and The Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond, North Yorkshire.

In 2018, EGLANTYNE played at the Gilded Balloon in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Other Festival performances include Buxton Fringe, Brighton Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, and London's Tristan Bates Theatre Festival of Solo Performance.

Performances in other spaces include Eglantyne’s Shropshire childhood home, London’s Central Family Court, Melbourne’s Rippon Lea National Trust House and New Zealand’s Government House.

Compelling delivery that is strong, colourful and sympathetic … Do not miss seeing this account of the life of a monumental woman told with such authenticity, it was as if Eglantyne herself was in the room! – Sarah Wallace, The Plus Ones - Melbourne




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The Royal Shakespeare Company and Theatres - The Other Place, 22, Southern Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6BH

Tel: 01789 331111


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Tel: 01789 331111



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