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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists – Studio Theatre, Harrogate

Writer: Stephen Lowe, from Robert Tressell Adapter: Neil Gore Director: Louise Townsend Reviewer: Ron Simpson Could this be time for a left-wing revival? Just as Jeremy Corbyn is addressing conference as the Labour leader, Townsend Productions is preparing to take two of its uncompromising agitprop productions – hard-hitting and very entertaining – into London (well, Peckham) for a six-week season. ...

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United We Stand– The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Neil Gore Director: Louise Townsend Reviewer: Dave Cunningham The success of the 1972 national building workers strike was bittersweet. Months after its conclusion 24 pickets were charged with unlawful assembly and affray and three were sent to prison. The foyer at The Lowry features a display setting out the politicians and trade unionists involved in the strike, summarising the ...

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United We Stand – Square Chapel, Halifax

Writer: Neil Gore Musical Director: John Kirkpatrick Director: Louise Townsend Reviewer: Sue Collier Louise Townsend’s Production of United We Stand is a two act play offering a highly entertaining account of the 1972 National Building Strike. The strike aimed to improve pay and safety conditions for those working in the building industry at a time when many builders died as ...

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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists – Harrogate Theatre

Writer: Stephen Lowe based on the book by Robert Tressell Music: Played by Neil Gore and Frank Owen Director: Louise Townsend Musical Director: Neil Gore Reviewer: Sue Collier [Rating: 4] This near century old tale is as fresh and relevant today as it ever was. It is the vivid story of a group of painters and decorators who over a ...

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