The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Up Next: 9th June 2022, 7:30pm

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Actor Neil Gore brings this humorous and absorbing book to life in his one-man magic lantern show. Based on the 1914 novel by Robert Tressell, it's story is set in the building trades of Edwardian England where painters and decorators struggle to maintain themselves and their families, poverty and the constant fear of unemployment notwithstanding, while renovating a large townhouse for the local mayor. With projected animation & fantastic story telling there's something for all the family here, not least the chance to become acquainted with this timeless story. ★★★★★ 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is a wonderful entertainment for all the family' - Peter Yates ★★★★★️ 'I left the theatre feeling empowered and thirsty to fight the power and change the future!' - Katie Leon 'A strong and robust show that brings the characters, humour and inspirational ideas of this great book to life. It is needed now more than ever. You'll leave the theatre and join the struggle!' - Ken Loach, Film Director ★★★★ 'Tremendous' - The Times '10/10 Sensational' - Liverpool Echo Suitable for Age 11+

Running time is 2 hours, including a 15 minute interval

Theatre@41 June 9, 7.30pm

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