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Violet's Titanic Escape

Talks - General Interest; Talks - History; Talks - Biography

Event Description

This is a theatrical monologue performed in character as Violet Jessop, a stewardess who worked on the infamous Titanic. Set in 1917, listen to Violet’s dramatic tales of her first 9 years working at sea. Undeterred by two disasters, Violet continues to work at sea until 1950, make yourself comfortable to travel back in time to meet this remarkable woman and hear her tales.

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 45
Jane Glennie

Meet The Speaker, Jane

An actor and historian delivering school sessions in Southampton local museums, Jane Glennie has been a public speaker since 2011. She has entertained many groups including WIs, TWGs, U3As, Probus as well as Care Homes. Her talks are engaging theatrical monologues based on stories, people or moments in history.

Preparing for the Event

For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).

We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!

Reviews

David

June 2021

4 out of 5

A well produced talk not particularly well brought to life. There was perhaps a little too much about Violet's life before the Titanic which was a bit dry. Her life aboard the White Star Line vessels prior to hitting the iceberg was interesting but could have done with more detail. After the collision could have been much more dramatic. I don't recall how long they were in the lifeboat for or which ship rescued them. If that information was given, it passed my bye.

Mike

June 2021

5 out of 5

Excellent reconstruct and dramatic monologue. I shall look out for more like this

Donald

June 2021

5 out of 5

Greatly enjoyed this talk. What an experience violet had.

Ann

June 2021

5 out of 5

A most enjoyable talk. It was interesting to hear Violet was terrified of water and couldn't swim yet loved ger shipboard life. Lots of little insights. Fascinating how they got the babies and children on board the Carpathia. Had never thought about that aspect of the rescue; indeed, had never heard or read that was what they did. Well done Jane for keeping us informed and entertained. I would book her for a Townswomen's Guild meeting but she is sadly at the other end of the country from me. Well done Mirthy for a flawless transmission too. The trouble I have had receiving live streamings which don't constantly buffer during lockdown! I am well aware it is because my internet speed is very, very, very low and slow.wouldn't mind but I live at the top of a hill!

Gwen

June 2021

5 out of 5

One of your very best speakers ever! I have passed her name to several programme secretaries

Mandy

June 2021

5 out of 5

I trust 5 is high! Jane was excellent and managed to include a bit of fun, pathos and fright to a very well known tragic event. Being from a memoir, it was amazing to think Violet Jessop could go through that horrible occurrence only to have it happen again during WW1 on another ship and then to continue to serve at sea for so many years. Highly recommended.

Margo

June 2021

5 out of 5

Good insight into social history of the early 20th century and through the First World War from a woman's perspective. Thank you for telling Violet's story even better than she probably told it herself!

Davena

June 2021

5 out of 5

Excellent talk. Thoroughly enjoyed it. An amazing story and so much more poignant by being told in character. Get this lady again!

Lynda

June 2021

5 out of 5

Excellent and engaging presentation.

Jim

June 2021

5 out of 5

Very enjoyable, a fascinating story well presented.

Shelagh

June 2021

5 out of 5

Such a pleasure to watch! We felt we were listening to the real Violet and we’re enthralled by the details of the tragic accident. I hope we see the lady again.

Shelagh

June 2021

5 out of 5

Such a pleasure to watch! We felt we were listening to the real Violet and we’re enthralled by the details of the tragic accident. I hope we see the lady again.

Janice

June 2021

None out of 5

I had paid for this talk, but couldn't access it as we had no electricity in our house. Shame as I really wanted to hear it, my grandfather had a 3rd class ticket for the Titanic voyage Regards Janice Evans

Heather

June 2021

5 out of 5

Thanks for this quirky presentation - I will certainly do more research on Violet Jessop.

Frances

June 2021

None out of 5

Sorry. Unfortunately missed it

Janet

June 2021

5 out of 5

A very moving account by a talented lady. Her expressions were amazing, It had me in tears. Thanks Jane. Looking forward to another monologue from Jane.

Penny

June 2021

2 out of 5

It was brilliant! I have been fascinated by all things Titanic for a long time but nothing previously has come close to this first hand account of the sinking. Thank you so much Jane.

Susan

June 2021

5 out of 5

Amazing monologue brought it to life.

Fiona

June 2021

5 out of 5

Excellent talk. Ihad to miss some because a friend called. Annoying that these talks aren't recorded so they can be viewed again. Will look out for this speaker Really enjoyed her talk.

Margaret

June 2021

5 out of 5

I really enjoyed this portrayal which was very well done. I look forward to seeing more from Jane Glennie

Margaret

June 2021

5 out of 5

I really enjoyed this portrayal which was very well done. I look forward to seeing more from Jane Glennie