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Rouse, Ye Women!

In 1910 the women chainmakers of Cradley Heath in the West Midlands 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 (25p) for a 50-hour week. Led by the charismatic union organiser and campaigner, …

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Sunday Afternoon Play Reading

Our final play reading of this winter will be on Sunday 10 March at 2pm when we’ll be reading Emma Thompson’s screenplay of Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. We’ll also be exploring a little about how a film script differs from a stage script. “Emma Thompson’s screenplay enhances the original, pointing up the underlying …

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Winter Play Reading Promotional Picture

Sunday Afternoon Play Reading

The Lady from the Sea is one the lesser known plays of Henrik Ibsen. Unlike many Ibsen plays, The Lady from the Sea is not full of doom and gloom, and – spoiler alert – all the characters end the play alive and hopeful for the future.  Set mainly in gardens and beside the fjords in the …

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Winter Play Reading Promotional Picture

Sunday Afternoon Play Reading

The Old Lady Shows her Medals‘ by JM Barrie Our next play reading is on Sunday 13 January at 2pm in the Sumner Room at The Swallow Theatre. We’ll be reading ‘The Old Lady Shows her Medals‘ by JM Barrie from the Echoes of the War Resource Pack compiled by Cally Wight and produced by …

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