Film-maker and playwright lead after-show discussion of Ragged Trousered Philanthropists


Award-winning film-maker Ken Loach and playwright Stephen Lowe will later this month discuss the relevance of the Ragged Trousered Philanthropists.

Robert Tressell’s work, dramatised by Townsend Productions and performed in London on October 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th, has become a classic of working-class literature since its first publication in 1914.

The themes and style of the piece are eternally relevant and provoking as it puts life and politics into sharp focus in an entertaining and accessible way.

Every night during the production’s run, FBU general secretary Matt Wrack will be hosting post show discussions on the relevance today of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists. He will be joined by different guests each night. Ken Loach and Stephen Lowe will attend on October 24th.

Tickets for the play are priced at £10 and can be purchased at the Box Office by calling 07812 063 409 or online here. Admission to the post-show discussion is free to people who attend the performance on the night.

More details are available here.

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