THE RAGGED TROUSERED PHILANTHROPISTS
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A new one-man show based on the THE RAGGED TROUSERED PHILANTHROPISTS by Robert Tressell adapted and performed by Neil Gore. ‘The man of many characters’, actor Neil Gore, presents an Edwardian Magic Show using Magic Lantern and projected animation, with political conjuring tricks and live music and song, based on the classic novel The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists. Robert Tressell’s novel about life in the building trades was first published over 100 years ago, and was barely noticed. Since…Find out more »
Purple Dreams Productions present THE EMPTY STAGE written by Tobias Nicholls Rising star Carina Harris was murdered during an unscheduled rehearsal for an upcoming play. Now it’s up to the director of the show to determine which of his temperamental cast members is dramatic enough to be a killer! In their eighth year of touring, Purple Dreams Productions are proud to present this original and very popular ‘whodunit’, which now takes place on the very stage of The Seagull Theatre……Find out more »
“Going to sea – it’s in your blood. We’ve been doing it for generations, regardless of the cost.” The greatest storm in living memory blasts the English coast. Striving against the howling winds and pounding waves, a lonely boat struggles on. Those left behind wait impatiently, huddled together, isolated and unfamiliar. As the storm rages, stories, memories, songs and myths tumble out of the night, capturing a life lived in and around the sea. One island, one sea, ever changing,…Find out more »
An Honest Gentleman A musical play about East Anglia’s very own Dick Turpin Little is known of Thomas Easter except that he was born in ‘Alsum in Norfolk’ in 1715 and was hung at Tyburn 24 years later. However his was a life packed with adventure and intrigue. From North Norfolk to Putney Heath Easter plied his trade as a Gentleman of the Road, ‘raising contributions upon the public’ and from the little that is known was a dashing…Find out more »
After the success of ‘We Are The Lions Mr Manager’ Townsend Theatre Productions presents ROUSE, YE WOMEN Mary Macarthur and the Women Chainmakers – a folk opera by Neil Gore and John Kirkpatrick In 1910 the women chainmakers of Cradley Heath focussed the world’s attention on the plight of Britain’s low-paid women workers involved in the ‘home-working sweated industries’, hammering out chain-links in sheds in the backyards of their homes with their babies and children for 5 shillings…Find out more »