Eglantyne: The Show

Midlands Arts Centre
Wednesday 22 May 2019 (19:00-20:30)

Please book tickets through the MAC


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.

This special performance of this play by Anne Chamberlain at the Midlands Arts Centre has been staged in conjunction with the Cadbury Research Library who hold the archive of the Save the Children Fund (SCF). The show will be followed by drinks and an informal Q+A session with Anne and the SCF Archive Project Team from the Cadbury Research Library.