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We’re Not Going Back – City Varieties, Leeds

Written by: Boff Whalley Musical Arrangements by: Beccy Owen Directed by: Rod Dixon Reviewer: Peter Gray We’re Not Going Back is a subtly radical piece of powerful theatre from Red Ladder, which transports us back full thirty years to when political decisions threatened the existence of a national industry and its communities. Set in a re-representation of the 1984-85 Miners’ ...

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We’re Not Going Back – Queens Hall, Hexham

Writer: Boff Whalley Director: Rod Dixon Reviewer: Gemma Hirst The Miners’ strike of the mid-eighties is something that many of us in the north have heard about or experienced, with stories passed to us from our uncles, cousins, grandfathers and fathers. Red Ladder Theatre Company provides a new perspective in their musical comedy We’re Not Going Back, as told through ...

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Wrong ‘Un – Upstairs at the Western, Leicester

Writer: Boff Whalley Director: Justin Audibert Reviewer: Rosanna Sloan Performed a stone’s throw away from the factory where Alice Hawkins, the leader of the Leicester suffrage movement worked, Red Ladders’ new one woman musical drama is a stunning testimony to the power a script and a single actress can have: moving, amusing and intriguing; a sold-out gem of a venue ...

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Wrong ‘Un: A Suffragettes Story – The Lowry, Salford

Writer : Boff Whalley Director : Justin Audibert Reviewer : Sarah Dee “Agitating for vote” is how Annie Wilde, the mill-girl from Lancashire describes her journey from the small town of Nelson to becoming a suffragette and fighting Parliament in London. Wrong ‘Un A Suffragettes Story is a one hander, one act production by Red Ladder Theatre Company. It is ...

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Sex and Docks and Rock N Roll – City Varieties, Leeds

Director: Rod Dixon Writter: Boff Whalley Reviewer: Sara Jackson [Rating: 3.5] Red Ladder revisit their Rock’n’Roll Musical after a successful run in January this year, this time with Artistic Director Rod Dixon taking to the stage. Chumbawamba’s Boff Walley shows here that he has more than just a flair for music, with his witty and biting humour coupled with a ...

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