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BRIGHTON BITES: Anne Chamberlain – Eglantyne

Back by popular demand for 2017, our Brighton Bites series offer short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into shows performing at England’s largest arts festival. Hopefully, they will whet your appetite to try something new at this year’s Brighton Fringe.

Here, Anne Chamberlain tells us about her show, Eglantyne which will be performing at Sweet Waterfront 1.


How would you describe your show in one sentence?

An inspiring and engaging solo play about Eglantyne Jebb, a visionary, passionate, pioneering, humanitarian and human rights activist, who founded Save the Children and drafted the Rights of the Child.

Why Brighton Fringe for this show?

It looks like a wonderful festival with a great mix of art forms in a fabulous location.

How have you been preparing for Brighton Fringe?

Writing loads of emails. Walking and talking on a local common going through my lines, enjoying the views and occasionally sitting on benches.

What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?

While Eglantyne is set in the early 20th century, the themes are incredibly current examining humanitarian crises and human rights. It’s also a deeply personal exploration, engaging the head and the heart. It’s informative, compelling and funny.

What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own)?

Abi Roberts:  Anglichanka

What’s the best bit of advice you’ve ever been given for performing at a Fringe Festival?
Give them a great show – that’s what it’s all about.

If your show was a flavour of ice cream being sold on Brighton Pier, what would it be?


Eglantyne runs at Brighton Fringe 5 – 11 May 2017

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