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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists – North Edinburgh Arts, Edinburgh

Writer: Robert Tressell Director: Neil Gore Reviewer: Edie Ranvier Robert Noonan, Irish sign writer, painter and decorator, was only 40 when he died in penury of tuberculosis, and was buried in a pauper’s grave in Liverpool. But his literary legacy as Robert Tressell, author of an impassioned 1,600 page manuscript about the injustices of capitalism which he called The Ragged ...

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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists – Marsden Mechanics, Huddersfield

Writer: Neil Gore Adapted from the novel by Robert Tressell Director: Louise Townsend Reviewer: Ron Simpson Townsend Productions’ first two-man tour was of Neil Gore’s cut-down version of Stephen Lowe’s adaptation of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists. The success of that tour has led to five more tours of powerful, committed, imaginatively and entertainingly presented agit-prop pieces based on real events, ...

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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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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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