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The audience at Tarvin Community Centre last Saturday evening.were enthralled with Alison Skilbeck's one woman show, "Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London", which has recently played to sellout audiences at the Edinburgh Festival.

Alison Skilbeck plays Eleanor Roosevelt

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Written and performed by Alison,it covered a visit from Eleanor Roosevelt to London in 1943, and we were able to join in her experiences on the visit,when she stayed with George VI and Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace and Winston Churchill at Chequers, as well as her visit to the American troops over here, and her praise for the citizens of the UK during that tumultuous time of the 2nd World War..All these sparked reminiscences of her own upbringing,and insights into both the private lives of herself and President,Franklin D Roosevelt..

For 75 minutes,she held us spellbound,with her portrayal of the people she had met,and both the pathos and laughter which her life had brought. Without doubt Eleanor Roosevelt, was a remarkable woman, bought to life by both the writing and acting of an extremely talented actress.Alison very kindly also took part in a question and answer session after what must have been an exhausting performance.

Alison Skilbeck's long and busy career covers a multitude of London's West End and Fringe theatre all over the UK,and many tours abroad,.as well as appearances in innumerable television.dramas and series.

Her London performance of "Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London" resulted in a Best Female Performance Nomination for the "Off West End Awards"

Tarvin Community Centre are to be congratulated on bringing such a talent to the village, and it was a privilege to be able to enjoy such a memorable performance.

Ed. Thanks to Eric and Jane (following article) for their views on what was clearly a great night's entertainment.

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