Townsend Productions Present a Striking double bill at The Bussey Building, Peckham: ‘The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists’ & ‘United We Stand’ – The story of Des Warren, Ricky Tomlinson & The Shrewsbury Pickets. 5th October – 14th November 2015.
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
A new two handed version adapted by Neil Gore from the Stephen Lowe play based on Robert Tressell’s classic book.
Townsend Productions present this classic story of a group of painter-decorators who are joined by artist Owen, whose spirited attacks on the dishonesty of Capitalism, along with his Socialist vision, highlight exploitation in the workplace and inequality in society. Relevant still, this tale is told with vigour and passion.
This hugely successful production is a gem of Edwardian humorous theatre with songs and music of the time directed by folk legend John Kirkpatrick
￼“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.
**** ‘Tremendous’ TheTimes.
10/10‘Sensational’ Liverpool Echo.
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists 5-31 October 7:30 £12 (£10) Mondays – all tickets £5