The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Sponsored by The RMT, Wales TUC, Unite, GMB, NASUWT, TUC, PCS UCATT & ACCORD
Townshend Productions presents
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Directed by Louise Townsend
From L-R Neil Gore and Richard Stone_PressStephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, May 8 at 7.45pm and May 9, 1.45pm and 7.45pm, 01723 370541 or
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 who are 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)
***** ‘…quite literally awesome ’ Love Owen Lewis