In October 1942, Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of the President, takes a dangerous trip to wartime London, to visit US troops, and see how the British, most importantly the women, are coping.
In her last days, as the Cuban Missile Crisis pushes the world to the brink of final catastrophe, Eleanor relives her journey, from bomb-damaged Buckingham Palace to midnight factories, but also recalls her life, from unhappy child, to unconventional wife, to becoming, in President Truman’s words ‘First Lady of the World’.
Nominated for a Best Female Performance Offie Award (Off West End Theatre Awards) for her performance as Mrs Roosevelt, and granted special permission by the Roosevelt Estate to use Eleanor’s writings, Alison Skilbeck’s one-woman show explores the public, and hidden life of one of the most extraordinary women of the 20th century.
Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London
Written & performed by Alison Skilbeck
Directed by Lucy Skilbeck
“…a captivating performance” ★★★★★ Irish Mail on Sunday
“…she gives us a magnificent, intellectually aware, passionate campaigner…” ★★★★★ Irish Sunday Independent
“..a gem in the one woman show genre” ★★★★ LondonTheatre1.com
“Warmth and humour are key ingredients” ★★★★ Islington Gazette
“… incredibly well composed and elegantly performed…” The Stage