Townsend Productions presents "Rowse ye Women"
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Thu, 11th Apr - 7.30pm
Ticket Info: Standard - £12.00; Concessions - £10.00
Townsend Productions return once again with their new play, “Rowse ye Women”.
Through rousing traditional songs and moving ballads, Townsend Theatre Productions reveal the story of the women chainmakers of Cradley Heath in the West Midlands.
In 1910 the women chain makers of Cradley focussed the world’s attention on the plight of Britain’s low-paid workers. In their back yard forges, hundreds of women laid down their toos to strike for a living wage. This is the story of the successful ten-week strike, led by the charismatic union campaigner Mary Macarthur, that helped to more than double their earnings and establish the principle of a national minimum wage.
★★★★ ‘A powerful story, powerfully told.’ Clare Brennan. The Observer
★★★★ 10/10 ‘Sensational’ Liverpool Echo
★★★★ ‘Highly entertaining’ WhatsOnStage
★★★★ ‘Tremendous’ The Times
★★★★ Guardian Readers favourite show of 2017
Nomination for best actress Eastern Eye magazine.