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'Rouse, Ye Women!' - The story of Mary Macarthur and the Women Chainmakers

Berwick evening by Tim Berrall

'Rouse, Ye Women!' - The story of Mary Macarthur and the Women Chainmakers

Eastern Lane
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Northumberland
TD15 1AJ

01289 330999

'Rouse, Ye Women!' - The story of Mary Macarthur and the Women Chainmakers

Overview

After the success of We Are The Lions Mr Manager, Townsend Theatre Productions presents ROUSE, YE WOMEN Mary Macarthur and the Women Chainmakers - a play with folk music 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 (25p) for a 50-hour week. Led by the charismatic union organiser and campaigner, Mary Reid Macarthur, hundreds of women laid down their tools to strike for a living wage.

The success of the ten-week strike more than doubled their earnings and helped to make the principle of a national minimum wage a reality. Through rousing traditional songs and moving ballads, Townsend Theatre Productions reveals the horrors of sweated labour, Mary Macarthur’s stunning national campaign to expose the perpetrators of this appalling employment, the universal sympathy for the workers, the flood of donations, and the events that led to a final victory.

"A powerful story, powerfully told." - The Observer 4*

'Rouse, Ye Women!' - The story of Mary Macarthur and the Women Chainmakers takes place at...
The Maltings Theatre & Cinema, Berwick-upon-Tweed (Entertainment)

Ticketing information

Type Entry for Guide price
Single
(Stalls )
£13.50
per ticket
Concession
(Stalls)
1
£11.00
per ticket
Concession
(Stalls)
1
£12.00
per ticket

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'Rouse, Ye Women!' - The story of Mary Macarthur and the Women Chainmakers

Berwick-upon-Tweed
Northumberland
TD15 1AJ

01289 330999

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