Olivier Award-winning actor and Sunday Times-bestselling author Celia Imrie joins us to chat about her latest novel Orphans of the Storm, a sweeping, epic tale of a mother’s quest to find her children against all odds set aboard the fateful 1912 voyage of RMS Titanic.
Nice, France, 1911: After three years of marriage, young seamstress Marcela Caretto has finally had enough. Her husband, Michael, an ambitious tailor, has become cruel and controlling and she determines to get a divorce. But while awaiting the judges’ decision on the custody of their two small boys, Michael receives news that changes everything.
Meanwhile fun-loving New York socialite Margaret Hays is touring Europe with some friends. Restless, she resolves to head home aboard the most celebrated steamer in the world-RMS Titanic.
As the ship sets sail for America, carrying two infants bearing false names, the paths of Marcela, Michael and Margaret cross-and nothing will ever be the same again.
“Smashing … It would be fair to say that I was hooked on page one and literally could not put it down. I loved all that she wrote about the true story behind this thrilling tale.”
“A heart-wrenching journey that breathes new life and humanity into the tragic sinking of the Titanic.”
Celia will be in conversation with the book’s researcher, fellow actor, director and writer Fidelis Morgan. Clapham Books will be selling copies of Orphans of the Storm after the event, where ticket-holders will have the exciting opportunity to get their book signed by the author.
“Anything written by Celia Imrie is guaranteed to put a smile on our faces.” Good Housekeeping
All net ticket proceeds from this event will be donated to Omnibus Theatre’s learning and participation programmes.