The Swish of the Curtain (Blue Door Series #1)

The Swish of the Curtain (Blue Door Series #1)

by Pamela Brown


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The classic story of seven children with a longing to be on stage: the inspiration for actors from Maggie Smith to Eileen Atkins

In the town of Fenchester, seven resourceful children are yearning to be famous. One day, they come across a disused chapel, and an idea is formed. With a lick of paint and the addition of a beautiful curtain (which, however much they try, won't "swish" as stage curtains ought), the chapel becomes a theatre - and The Blue Door Theatre Company is formed.

The children go from strength to strength, writing, directing and acting in their own plays. But their schooldays are numbered, and their parents want them to pack it in and train for sensible jobs. It seems that The Blue Door Theatre Company will have to go the way of all childhood dreams. But with a bit of luck, and the help of some influential friends, perhaps this is not the end, but only the beginning of their adventures in show business...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782691853
Publisher: Steerforth Press
Publication date: 03/12/2019
Series: Blue Door Series , #1
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 618,980
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 7 - 11 Years

About the Author

I'd soon read my way along all the Browns on the shelf in the library. I particularly liked her Blue Door series about a group of children who set up their own theatre. —Jacqueline Wilson
As a child I loved "The Swish of the Curtain". —, Julia Donaldson

Pamela Brown (1924-1989) was a British writer, actor and television producer. She was just 14 when she started writing her first book, and the town of Fenchester in the book is inspired by her home town of Colchester. During the Second World War, she went to live in Wales, so The Swish of the Curtain was not published until 1941, when she was 16. She used the earnings from the books to train at RADA, and became an actor and a producer of children's television programmes.

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