The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Townsend Productions

Based on the 1914 novel by Robert Tressell, actor Neil Gore brings this witty and absorbing book to life in his one-man Magic Lantern show featuring political conjuring, music, and songs echoing life in the building trades of Edwardian England. With projected animation and Townsend Production’s usual fantastic storytelling, there’s something for all the family here, not least the chance to become acquainted with this timeless story of socialism and political awakening.

‘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, Film Director

* 2 for 1 Ticket Offer for 16-35 year olds

Social distancing and booking conditions
Please only book tickets for your household/support bubble (up to a maximum of 6). If you would like to book on behalf of friends as well, please do this in a separate booking so that our local promoter knows to seat you apart from each other.

Thank you for helping us to manage social distancing requirements.

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