The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

by A Toiler
on Friday 06 Jan 2012

type: Event Notice
topic: Globalisation
region: Bristol
event time: Friday 27 Jan 2012 20:00

Townsend Productions present: Robert Tressell’s famous novel is brought to life using live music, mayhem and mirth in a hilarious, fast-paced show. Based on the classic script by Stephen Lowe, adapted for just 2 actors.

On Friday 27th and Saturday 28th January 2012, at The Tobacco Factory Theatre, Raleigh Road, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 1TF
Show starts 8pm, lasts for 110 minutes, tickets £12/£8

This hilarious, fast-paced adaptation of Robert Tressell’s classic book shares with its audience a year in the life of a group of painters and decorators as they renovate ‘The Cave’, a three-storey town house, for Mayor Sweater. It traces their hardships and struggles 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.

This enduring and absorbing classic story is brought to life by Neil Gore and Rodney Matthew, two hugely talented and experienced performers, using comedy routines and entertaining songs of the Music Hall, with a few surprises along the way!

Watch out for the demonstration of the 'Great Money Trick' as you may recognise it - it is still being played on us by the bosses and politicians.

More info on the production and intro about Robert Tressell.
Comment on the book. (by a Trot)