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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

14 December, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

£7 – £18

Neil Gore presents a one-person version of the classic novel by Robert Tressell featuring projection, political conjuring tricks, and live music. Meet the famous characters and enjoy the scenes, speeches and songs, with the Great Money Trick as its centrepiece.

This enduring and absorbing classic story of a year in the life of a group of Edwardian painters and decorators is brought to life by Neil Gore using his extensive knowledge of the book and the play, having performed it in many versions over forty years.

‘The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists’ follows a group of workers 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. They are joined by artist Owen, whose spirited attacks on the dishonesty of Capitalism along with his Socialist vision, highlights the exploitation in their workplace but also focuses on the inequality in society as a whole.

Details

Date:
14 December, 2023
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
£7 – £18
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.thecoro.co.uk/

Venue

The Coro
County Square
Ulverston, England LA12 7LZ United Kingdom
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