Warp and Woof


Tells the story of a group of dressmakers and their wealthy customers. First performed in 1904, this rarely-revived, impassioned political drama remains acutely relevant in today's world of cheap imports and fast fashion.
Warp and Woof at The Union Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: The Union Theatre
Starts: Wednesday 12 June 2019
Closes: Saturday 15 June 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Synopsis


1904. A London sweatshop.


Exhausted dressmakers toil through the night to meet the demands of affluent customers ...


First performed in 1904, this rarely-revived, impassioned political drama remains acutely relevant in today's world of cheap imports and fast fashion.


The play tells the story of a group of dressmakers and their wealthy customers.


The seamstresses are racing to finish the elaborate costumes that have been ordered for a ball taking place that very night.


The aristocrats are preoccupied with their own concerns of marriage engagements, social climbing, and adultery, and have no idea of the effect their orders have on the workers struggling to fulfil their demands.


The business owner, Madame Stephanie - a Stepney-born cockney with an assumed Parisian accent - drives her shattered employees to the point of collapse.


Hope arrives in the form of a factory official come to investigate the illegal situation, but the inspector is powerless unless these women dare to rebel and tell the truth about their working conditions.


And if they speak out, will anything change?


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Theatre


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Postal address:
229 Union Street
London SE1 0LR

Box office tel: 020 7261 9876

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 12 June 2019

Closes:Saturday 15 June 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 2-30pm

Tickets


Standard:
£15

Concessions:
£10

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Creatives


Author: Edith Lyttleton

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