Larks and Magic
In her new play, Larks and Magic
, Alison brings E. Nesbit to life, best known as the author of The Railway Children
, just one of the many stories she wrote. However, E. Nesbit's own life was far more extraordinary that any of her magical stories. Charming, badly behaved and always up for a lark, her domestic arrangements still seem jaw-dropping, even today. As part of the Bohemian set in London at the end of the 19th century, she was a founder of the Fabian Society and friends of many famous literary figures from George Bernard Shaw to Noel Coward. Once read, her children's stories are never forgotten and it seems E. Nesbit herself was unforgettable too. Come and meet her in award winning actress Alison Neil's fast moving and entertaining account of her life, larks and enduring magic.
Archive :: production:T385324254, one person show:S0904280207, venue:V0804100176