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82-year-old author hosts London events for school children #RemembranceDay

Good morning,

We have been working with 82-year-old author Lotte Moore for three years now, and in that time, she has published seven children's books and a novel for adults, and seen two of her books adapted for the stage. November is a notoriously busy month for the prolific author, who grew up surrounded by literature (her father and grandfather are both renowned writers) and historical greats including Chaplin and Churchill, yet she only started writing at the age of 70. This November will be even busier for Lotte because alongside the school visits she conducts for free around the country, her play A Child's War (based on her book Lotte's War) will enjoy its second run at the Tabard Theatre in Chiswick, West London for schools and public audiences (please see the press release below). Also, Lotte will be hosting her Remembrance Day private event for hundreds of local school children on the 8th and 9th November at the London Corinthian Sailing Club ( This is the third year that Lotte has organised this unique event that combines story-telling, singing, air raid sirens and rations, and the children dress as evacuees and soldiers, and step back in time. Journalists, photographers and film crew are invited to join Lotte and the school children on either day upon arrangement. And next week, during half-term, to kick things off, Lotte will be reading to 4-6 year olds at the Royal Albert Hall on 25th October from 11am to midday. Tickets are available from and from the Royal Albert Hall 02030369019.

Copies of Lotte's books are available for review and competition prizes, Lotte is available for interviews from her home in Chiswick, and press are invited along to all her events including the theatre production. 

Please contact us for more information or to make arrangements.
Kind regards,
Diana Ashlee
PR & Marketing Manager

Literally PR Ltd   


100thAnniversary of Armistice Day Special

"Beautiful, poignant and humorous" - A Child's War

Returns To London's Tabard Theatre For Remembrance Day

"The cast of three wove a seamless story, dipping in and out of marvellous characters; from the harsh virol-administering nurse (suspected of espionage!) to the adored father in the RAF, who grapples with conveying terms such as war, Nazis and blimps to his four year old daughter. The word 'evacuee' resonates in the theatre, as the play unravels and reveals a child's wartime experiences told beautifully, humorously and poignantly; scenes of sweet shop queueing in times of rationing, sheltering in murky caves and classroom capers between digging for victory."

Lotte Moore: A Child’s War Poster

London, United Kingdom, September 2018:

Lotte Moore's: A Child's War tells the story of  a young girl's experiences living in Britain during the Second World War. Both the First and Second World Wars represent a time of hardship, heroism and hope. As a young child, Lotte (now in her 80s) was not fully aware of the dangers and struggles around her, but her memories of evacuation, rationing, blackouts and bombs give an incredible true insight into life during wartime Britain.


This unique and much-loved production was adapted and directed for the stage by Nick Bromley from local author Lotte Moore's Amazon best-selling book, Lotte's War (Urbane Publications, November 2016). It is an accessible, first-hand account of a childhood facing the perils of war with a mixture of  innocence, fear and fun.


This production enjoyed a limited run at the Tabard Theatre in March 2018 where it played to packed performances with rave reviews, and now returns for a series of special performances in commemoration of the 100thAnniversary of Armistice Day, featuring Kirsty Jackson as Lotte, Victoria Brown as Sophie, and Jack Ayres as Ben.



Chiswick-resident Lotte Moore has written more than 25 books including children's stories, novels (In The Fast Lane, May 2018, Hashtag Press), poems and short story collections. Her picture books include The Invisible Elephant, The Dinosaur Who Ate A Piano and, of course, The Teaspoon Family, which are enjoyed by young boys and girls around the world.

As a child, Lotte lived in Kent with her parents who enjoyed entertaining, political debate and literary discussion with the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Winston Churchill, H E Bates, W H Auden and Benjamin Britten. She was often lonely and turned to writing (stories, diary, poems and letters) to express her feelings of isolation. In her early teens her commitment turned to ballet, point shoes replaced the pen. She was selected by the Royal Ballet School to dance in the Opera Ballet. When rejected for growing ‘too tall' Lotte turned to acting and intermittently to writing.

She married aged 38 to her loyal husband Chris (who continues to support Lotte by typing out her hand-written stories). Lotte became immersed in her stepchildren and then her own two girls. When her daughters left home she describes "empty years" filled by illness and family problems, and she turned to writing once again. She gives her time freely to talk to young people in schools across the country and is passionate about inspiring children to read and write and become storytellers!



The Tabard is an intimate, 80-seat theatre close to Turnham Green tube station in Chiswick, London. It opened in 1985 above the Tabard Pub, a popular and historic local landmark. Over the years the Tabard Theatre has played a key role in the development of London Theatre, highly acclaimed for its professional work and extremely popular within the community of West London.


A Child's War Listings Information:

Tabard Theatre

Address: 2 Bath Road, London, W41LW


Performance details: Family/general public viewing: Sunday 4thand Sunday 11thNovember 2018

12:30pm, 3pm and 5pm

School visits can be arranged throughout the week between the two public show days (5th, 6th, 7thand 9thNovember inclusively, please note no shows on Thursday 8thNovember). To arrange for your school or community group to attend an exclusive performance at a reduced group booking concession of £6 per ticket please contact the theatre directly. 11am and 1pm.

Running time 50 minutes, no interval

Ticket prices & purchase:

Tickets: £12

Concessions: £8

Suitable for 7 years and up

Box Office number: 0208 995 6035

Buy tickets online:


Notes to Editors

  • Lotte Moore and Nicholas Bromley are available for media interviews.
  • For more information about Lotte Moore please visit the online press folder:
  • Media enquiries relating to author Lotte Moore to Helen Lewis,, +44 (0) 7904801669,
  • Theatre enquiries to Simon Reilly, general manager / 0208 995 6035 /