Larks and Magic – the story of E. Nesbit
Edith Nesbit is best known for her children’s story of ‘The Railway Children’. She is credited as being the first modern writer for children and for the last hundred years her books have entranced children and adults alike. Edith Nesbit’s life was in many ways just as interesting as the stories she conceived. A significant member of the London Bohemian set of the late 19 th century, she was a founder of the Fabian Society and friends with famous literary figures including George Bernard Shaw and Noel Coward. Charming, badly behaved and always up for a lark, she also worked immensely hard to keep her unconventional family afloat.
Alison Neil began her acting career in 1978. She has appeared in many theatre productions including the national tour and West End production of ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead’ and in ‘Little Lies’ along with Sir John Mills. She has also toured abroad. Alison has worked extensively in children’s theatre and also in TV and Radio productions.
Alison has written the script and performs in the play which has been directed by David Collison.
Alison is a mesmeric and gifted actress and her performance of this play have generated rave reviews – ‘I was transported to another age and another time as you brought E Nesbit alive for me’