A multi media play with a core narrative delivered by empathetic characters on the theme of protest, also incorporating physical theatre, dance and stylisation.
Becky is a rebel without a cause; Jo is in it for laughs. Friends and feminist activists, they are clearly out of their depths.
Jo’s brother Tommy has been accused of war crimes but old soldier Martin is having none of it.
A police interrogation room. A woman has been detained for questioning after her boss is found dead in suspicious circumstances. In a room down the hall, her colleague also awaits an interview. Just routine questions. Just routine.
But what if the monotony of routine was responsible for pushing one of them over the edge? When does bored become bored to death (albeit someone else’s death)?
After all, perhaps it’s not unusual for employees of an adhesive supply company to feel a little … stuck.
From the company that brought you About A Bench and Wrong-Doings and Wake-Up Calls at the Stop-Off Motel.
|We Will Be Free
From Townsend Productions that brought you The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists last year comes a new play of the story of The Tolpuddle Martyrs.
We Will Be Free!iIs the true story of George and Betsy Loveless and the Dorset farm labourers that were convicted and transported by an oppressive Government for swearing a secret oath and forming a Trade Union in 1834 to fight against a succession of wage cuts inflicted by the local landowner.
This inspirational story of their determination, solidarity and courage is told using our entertaining theatrical style, political cartoon, puppetry, and the musical arrangements of revered folk singer and squeezebox player John Kirkpatrick. The performers are Neil Gore and Elizabeth Eves, best actress nominee Edinburgh Fringe/The Stage Awards 2013.
“...grand, populist theatre that is determined to keep history alive. A must see!” (Thom Dibdin, THE STAGE)
“...charming, family-friendly, inventive and enjoyable...heartwarming and silly in just the right places.” **** (Tom Wicker, FEST)
“...a fast-paced, varied and hugely enjoyable production.” **** (Hugh Simpson, All Edinburgh Theatre)
“Both Neil Gore and Elizabeth Eves are fantastic...I think we have seen the future of good folk drama.” (Donald C Stewart, FringeReview)
|Lucy Porter: Northern Soul
Lakin McCarthy Entertainment Presents
Lucy Porter -familiar from popular TV and Radio panel shows such as Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Mock The Week and The Unbelievable Truth - returns to the UK tour circuit, fresh from The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with her best show yet.
Does geography shape our destiny? Born in Croydon to a Northern Irish dad and a Midlander mum (who met in Africa), Lucy never felt that she belonged down South. She tried moving to Manchester, marrying a Welshman and travelling the world, but she’s still - like the littlest hobo - seeking her spiritual home.
“Impeccably punchlined anecdotes of the everyday. Genuinely delightful” The Telegraph
|Emily: The Making of a Militant Suffragette
The Production Exchange
An extraordinary woman pushed to extraordinary deeds.
Emily Wilding Davidson died under the galloping hooves of King George’s Derby horse in 1913. She was campaigning for what she believed in. This is the story of her life and the events that lead to her untimely end.
Set in the context of the struggle for women to have the vote in the first half of the twentieth century, Emily resonates with questions that still challenge the world today: repression of public protest, democracy, militancy, torture, women’s rights and self-sacrifice.
Yet at the heart of this play is a real woman with her own hopes, frustrations, humour and beliefs.
“really inspiring.” Wonder Woman – Radical Manchester 1918 -2018
“worth seeing just for Crarer’s performance” **** The Public Reviews
Age guidance 10+