The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists


'The man of many characters', actor Neil Gore, presents an Edwardian Magic Show using Magic Lantern and projected animation, with political conjuring tricks and live music and song.
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists at Tara Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Tara Theatre
Started: Wednesday 24 October 2018
Closed: Saturday 27 October 2018
Running time:1 hr 20 mins
Age suitability: Not available

Synopsis


'The man of many characters', actor Neil Gore, presents an Edwardian Magic Show using Magic Lantern and projected animation, with political conjuring tricks and live music and song, based on the classic novel The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists.


Robert Tressell's novel about life in the building trades was first published over 100 years ago, and was barely noticed.


Since then, in one edition after another, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists has been passed from hand to hand, and won itself a place not only in the folklore of working people, but also in literary history as the first authentic English working-class novel.


In this entertaining one-man show we meet the familiar characters from the book; participate in the famous Great Money Trick; enjoy the scenes, speeches, and songs that trace "twelve months in hell" as the painters and decorators struggle to maintain themselves and families through hard work, poverty, and the constant fear of unemployment, whilst renovating a large town-house for the local mayor - Mayor Sweater.


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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 24 October 2018

Closes:Saturday 27 October 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Thursday - 2-00pm

Saturday - 3-00pm


Tickets


Standard:
£15.50 Full - Mon to Fri 7.30pm and matinees

Concessions:
£13.00 Concessions - Mon to Fri 7.30pm and matinees

Cast


Neil Gore

Creatives


Author: Robert Tressell, adapted by Neil Gore
Production: Townsend Productions

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