Benjamin Britten with his mother Edith Rhoda Britten (née Hockey) and others from the cast of Charles Kingsley's 'The Water Babies'

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Benjamin Britten with his mother Edith Rhoda Britten (née Hockey) and others from the cast of Charles Kingsley's 'The Water Babies', by Unknown photographer, 1919 - NPG x15173 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Benjamin Britten with his mother Edith Rhoda Britten (née Hockey) and others from the cast of Charles Kingsley's 'The Water Babies'

by Unknown photographer
postcard print, 1919
5 3/8in. x 3in. (135 mm x 84 mm)
Given by the Britten estate, 1981
Photographs Collection
NPG x15173


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Mrs Britten is shown here as Mrs Do-as-you-would-be-done-by with the cast of Charles Kingsley's The Water Babies, which was performed at the Sparrow's Nest Theatre, Lowestoft, in June 1919. Benjamin, who is seated on his mother's knee, played the part of Tom.

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