Date: Wednesday 10 February, 6.45pm
Thursday 11 February, 6.45pm
Friday 12 February, 6.45pm
Saturday 13 February, 6.45pm

Duration: 75 Minutes

Price: $23 - $29 (services fees apply)

EGLANTYNE is a vibrant inspiring play about Eglantyne Jebb, the courageous, visionary, passionate, unconventional, humanitarian, social reformer, and human rights pioneer.

Eglantyne was one of the most influential women of the 20th century, yet one of the least known. From her 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. In May 1919, challenging the British government’s lack of response to the devastating famine in post-war Europe, Eglantyne and her sister Dorothy founded Save the Children. In 1923, Eglantyne drafted the Rights of the Child which evolved into the current United Nations Convention.

Since launching in New Zealand, EGLANTYNE has toured widely internationally including London, Stratford-upon-Avon, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Cambridge, Brighton, Adelaide, Melbourne, Beirut, Geneva, Zurich, Tanzania, Kenya, Mozambique and Malawi.

For more about the show see


Outstanding performance, engaging and endearing, a great show - Reviews Hub, UK

Chamberlain filets Jebb’s thorny story with wit and a light champagne brilliance … enlightening and moving - Fringe Review, UK

Compelling delivery that is strong, colourful and sympathetic - Plus Ones, Melbourne

Written with wit and buoyancy - Theatreview, Christchurch

Engaging, informative and very entertaining - Dominion Post, Wellington


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Written and Performed by Anne Chamberlain
Directed by KC Kelly
Produced by Anne Chamberlain (Ms Chamberlain Presents)