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Rouse, Ye Woman (Townsend Productions)

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Rouse, Ye Woman (Townsend Productions) supporting Dorchester Arts

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Venue: Dorchester Arts
Address: Dorchester Arts, The Corn Exchange, High East Street DT1 1HF

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Entry Fee: £13


When:
Wednesday 20th February, 2019 - 8:00pm

About:
Through rousing traditional songs and moving ballads, Townsend Theatre Productions reveals the plight of the woman chainmakers of Cradley Heath. In 1910, they stood up for their right to earn a living wage, led by the founder of the National Federation of Women Workers, Mary Macarthur. Their ten week strike more than doubled their earnings and successfully established the right to a minimum wage. A welcome return for Townsend Productions (We Are The Lion’s Mr Manager; We Will Be Free; United We Stand).
Followed by a Q & A with Unison.
‘A powerful story, powerfully told.’ Clare Brennan. The Observer


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