The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Townsend Productions

Tuesday 2 May 2023

The Big Top, Crowne Plaza Hotel

Neil Gore presents a one-person version of the classic novel by Robert Tressell of a year in the life of a group of Edwardian painters and decorators, featuring projection, political conjuring tricks, live music and song. Follow a group of workers as they renovate ‘The Cave’, a three-storey town house, for Mayor Sweater. It traces their hardships and struggles for survival in a complacent and stagnating Edwardian England and focuses on the inequality in society as a whole. ++Tremendous - The Times ++A one person Tour-De-Force - The Observer ++"A strong and robust show that brings the characters, humour and inspirational ideas of this great book to life. It is needed now more than ever. You'll leave the theatre and join the struggle!” Ken Loach, Film Director

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