Ricky Tomlinson – Political Prisoner

20th Apr 2016 - 7:00pm

The Arts Centre

Ricky Tomlinson
Wednesday 20th April 7:00pm
Ricky Tomlinson – Political Prisoner


Admission is free, but please book a ticket in advance online or via the Box Office.

A rare audience with actor Ricky Tomlinson talking about his experiences as one of the ‘Shrewsbury 24’, activists who were arrested and charged with a range of offences following the first national building workers’ strike in 1972. Following what has been described recently by Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham MP as ‘a politically-motivated show-trial’, six men including Ricky Tomlinson were sent to prison. Partially-released documents from the period are leading to fresh examination of state intervention in legal process and media manipulation.

“In a riveting one-off appearance at Assembly Rooms… the 76-year-old Royle Family star spoke to a packed house about his more than 40-year struggle to find out why he was sentenced to two years in prison on what he outlines as trumped-up charges.” –  5 Stars review from Edinburgh Fringe, Broadway Baby 20/8/2015