The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists - CLF Art Cafe


Townsend Productions in association with Harrogate Theatre and Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre will present a two-hander production of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Stephen Lowe based on the book by Robert Tressell, adapted by Neil Gore, at the Bussey Building in east London.

The production runs from 5 to 31 October 2015, with an official opening on 12 October 2015.

This new adaptation uses instrumentation, songs of the period, movement, and comedy to create the spirit and clarity of the strong political message.

"The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists shares with its audience a year in the life of a group of painters and decorators, as they renovate a three-storey town house for Mayor Sweater. It traces their struggle for survival in a complacent and stagnating Edwardian England. These workers are the "philanthropists" who throw themselves into back-breaking work for poverty wages in order to generate profit for their masters."

Directed by Louise Townsend, the play features musical direction by John Kirkpatrick, design by Fine Time Fontayne, lighting design by Brian O'Carroll and will star Neil Gore and Jonathan Markwood.

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