$23-$29 (plus service fees)

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.

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 15 January 2021