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Tue 26th Feb at 7:30pm
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
@ Buxton Opera House, Buxton
Featuring: Townsend Productions
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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists: Townsend Productions
This hilarious, fast-paced adaptation of Robert Tressell’s classic book shares with its audience a year in the life of a group of painters and decorators 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.
An enduring and absorbing classic story is brought to life by Neil Gore and Fine Time Fontayne, two hugely talented and experienced performers, using comedy routines and entertaining songs of the music hall, with a few surprises along the way!
Townsend Productions - led by producer and director Louise Townsend - is a small collaboration of artists that have come together to create live theatre of the highest possible artistic standard for audiences in theatre venues that is genuinely accessible and relevant, innovative, imaginative, challenging and that entertains with integrity and humour.
Their aim is to present touring theatre to audiences who are not within easy reach of theatre centres or to those who are not normally theatregoers in non-theatre venues, such as village halls, community centres, youth clubs, schools, working men's clubs, Trades Union conferences and galas.
They have also formed links with Trades Unions and artistic and educational organisations that represent the disadvantaged in society to produce work that explores themes and issues of special interest to those who feel they are disadvantaged, that still remains accessible to a wider audience.
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Venue: Buxton Opera House
SK17 6XN 53.258343, -1.917126
Enquiries: 01298 72190
Bookings: 0845 127 2190
Seating Plan: View the Seating Plan
→ Buxton 5 min walk