The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

5th Mar 2013 - 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

Townsend Productions present The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists in the Rose Theatre. A 4-star gem of a show, adapted from Robert Tressell’s book.

Tickets: £10 / £8 concessions / £5 Edge Hill students

A new powerful two-handed version of the classic book by
Robert Tressell.

Townsend Productions have produced a gem of Edwardian
humorous theatre with songs and music of the time. This hugely successful production tells the
story of a group of painter-decorators, 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.

” …. tremendous….
delivered with brio, humour and some great songs
” Times Review (Libby
Purves) ****

“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

10/10 ‘Sensational’  Liverpool
Echo  (Marc Waddington)

To see the trailers visit Townsend Productions website.

For details of what’s on this season at The Arts Centre, visit The Arts Centre website.

If you’re interested in screenings of great films, see this season’s Short Cuts line-up in the Studio Theatre.

Interested
in studying for a degree? Edge Hill University provides degree
programmes in subjects including Performing Arts, Film, Media, English,
Creative Writing and History. To find out more, please contact the
Course Information, Advice and Guidance Team on 01695 657000, or by
email study@edgehill.ac.uk