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PLUS GUEST SPEAKERS
2nd NOVEMBER:  Press Night - TOM WATSON (DEPUTY LEADER OF THE LABOUR PARTY),
LEN McCLUSKEY (General Secretary OF UNITE THE UNION) 
RICKY TOMLINSON
DAVE ANDERSON M.P., EILEEN TURNBULL & MEMBERS OF THE OFFICIAL SHREWSBURY 24 CAMPAIGN, 
 TERRY RENSHAW
with MUSIC and SONGS performed by revered folk singers and songwriters SANDRA KERR & JOHN KIRKPATRICK
4th NOVEMBER: DAVE SMITH (Black Listing Campaign) 
5th NOVEMBER: MATT WRACK (General Secretary FBU) 


United We Stand - a new play by Neil Gore
Credit: Morning Star Des Warren and Ricky Tomlinson Credit: Morning Star Des Warren Credit: Morning Star

UNITED WE STAND

A new play by Neil Gore

In 1972 tens of thousands of building workers won the first national strike in the industry for better pay and conditions. 'Flying pickets left the contractors reeling. The Tory government and the large building companies wanted revenge, and the 'Shrewsbury 24' were put on trial in the following year.

'Townsend Productions' new play, UNITED WE STAND, follows in the traditional of their highly successful productions The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists and We Will Be Free!-the Tolpuddle Martyrs Story, and focuses on the true and still very current events that led to the imprisonment of building workers Des Warren and Eric Tomlinson (Ricky Tomlinson of 'The Royle Family').

It will reflect the great tide of anger, which rocked the very foundations of the established political elite, examine the extraordinary political will of all the participants and share the anguish of falling prey to a flagrant miscarriage of justice.

Combining Townsend Productions' trademark small-cast, grand theatrical style and wit with popular and political songs of the early seventies (directed by John Kirkpatrick) and Ricky Tomlinson's poems from his time in prison, this production aims to bring the full story of this compelling dispute to life, and will guarantee a powerfully challenging and entertaining evening for all its audiences.


PRESS COVERAGE AND REVIEWS


Whatever your politics, this is a production worth seeing - The Observer

★★★★★ Morning Star

★★★★ Liverpool Echo

★★★★ Click,Liverpool

★★★★Public Review

★★★★ The Examiner, Huddersfield

United We Stand is the kind of cake that really doesn’t need any icing - British Theatre Guide

Striking Stuff- Click, Liverpool

The play was truthful, and hilarious and entertaining from the start - Nerve Magasine

Passionately delivered – Liverpool Echo

Highly recommended – Morning Star

Shrewsbury Reviews

http://www.shropshirelive.com/2014/10/31/review-united-we-stand/

http://nativemonster.com/film-and-theatre/theatre/preview-united-we-stand-theatre-severn

http://www.virtual-shropshire.co.uk/events/theatre-review-united-stand/

Tom Watson MP   Very much enjoyed the ‘United we stand’ about the Shrewsbury 24 pickets. Well worth going to see. ‘





SYNOPSIS

In 1972 tens of thousands of building workers won the first national strike in the industry for better pay and conditions. 'Flying pickets left the contractors reeling. The Tory government and the large building companies wanted revenge, and the 'Shrewsbury 24' were put on trial in the following year.

'Townsend Productions' new play, UNITED WE STAND, follows in the traditional of their highly successful productions The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists and We Will Be Free! - the Tolpuddle Martyrs Story, and focuses on the true and still very current events that led to the imprisonment of building workers Des Warren and Eric Tomlinson (Ricky Tomlinson of 'The Royle Family').

It will reflect the great tide of anger, which rocked the very foundations of the established political elite, examine the extraordinary political will of all the participants and share the anguish of falling prey to a flagrant miscarriage of justice.

Combining Townsend Productions' trademark small-cast, grand theatrical style and wit with popular and political songs of the early seventies (directed by John Kirkpatrick) and Ricky Tomlinson's poems from his time in prison, this production aims to bring the full story of this compelling dispute to life, and will guarantee a powerfully challenging and entertaining evening for all its audiences.


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