Mrs Roosevelt Flies To London
Thursday Evening - SOLD OUT
Thursday 28 September : 7.30pm
Friday 29 September : 7.30pm
One-woman show exploring the public and hidden life of one of the most extraordinary women of the 20th century.
In October 1942, Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of the President, takes a dangerous trip to wartime London, to visit US troops, and see how British women are coping.
Granted special permission to use Eleanor’s writings, Alison Skilbeck’s new one-woman show explores the public and hidden life of one of the most extraordinary women of the 20th century, a woman beset by deep personal insecurities and tragedy, but one who never lost her passionate belief in the strength of the human spirit.
Alison Skilbeck: Recently nominated for an Offie (Off West End) Theatre Award for Best Female Performer for her performance in Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London, Alison Skilbeck’s long and busy career includes London’s West End and Fringe, theatre all over the UK, and many tours abroad. Theatre highlights include five years with Alan Ayckbourn in Scarborough, where she created roles in many of his plays, touring Shakespeare all over the USA with Actors From the London Stage, playing Pinter in Morocco, Vaclav Havel in Hong Kong, and Dryden in Spain.
Performance length approximately 75 minutes followed by post-show Q&A