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‘Rouse, Ye Women!’ - a folk ballad retelling the story of Mary Macarthur and the women chainmakers’ strike @ The Old Firestation
Wednesday 03 April 2019, 07:30pm
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ROUSE YE WOMEN, a new folk opera by Neil Gore with original songs by John Kirkpatrick and directed by Louise Townsend.
The stirring production and songs reveal the inspirational story of the women chainmakers of Cradley Heath and the fight against sweated labour.  In 1910, they began a successful ten-week strike, led by the charismatic union organiser and campaigner Mary Macarthur, to more than double their earnings and establish the principle of a national minimum wage.

★★★★★  'Magic' - Peter Yates, LONDON THEATRE1
★★★★★  'If you get a chance, go and see this. In fact, go twice. Take friends, family and random strangers’ - Lynne Walsh, MORNING STAR