Enid Blyton – Noddy, Big Ears and Lashings of Controversy

Enid Blyton – Noddy, Big Ears and Lashings of Controversy
Thursday 14th March, 7.30pm, £10 / £8 (conc) / £6 (students)

Virtually everybody of a certain age has read an Enid Blyton book. She was loved by children (except her younger daughter who hated her) but vilified by the BBC, teachers, critics and librarians. She sold more than 600 million books, despite all her work being banned by the BBC and many libraries and schools for more than thirty years.

She was accused of being a racist and of using such limited vocabulary that it actually hindered children’s reading progress. Her love-life was interesting and she had numerous affairs including with her children’s nanny. She enjoyed playing golf so much that she bought a golf course near Swanage. She died of Alzheimer’s in 1968 aged 71, mourned by millions of readers all over the world.

Liz Grand (previous shows ‘The Second Best Bed’, ‘Where Is Mrs. Christie?’ and ‘Mrs. Churchill – My life With Winston’) plays this remarkable and controversial woman and brings you her story.

Running time 80 minutes + interval

Suitable for ages 13+

“The show’s subject is brilliantly played by Liz Grand, already well-versed in portraying strong independent women, appearing in other solo productions ‘Where is Mrs Christie?’, ‘Mrs Churchill – My Life With Winston’ and ‘The Second Best Bed’. *****
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