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Presented by Townsend ProductionsWritten by Stephen Lowe Based on the book by Robert
Following their sell-out production Townsend Productions return with their new adaptation of Robert Tressell’s famous novel - The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists.
An hilarious fast-paced show, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists follows a group of painters
and decorators struggling for survival in a stagnating Edwardian England. As
they renovate a three-story town house for Mayor Sweater, the philanthropists
throw themselves into backbreaking work for poverty wages.
Brought to life by designer Finetime Fontayne, and featuring Neil
Gore and Richard Stone, this enlightening, deeply moving and gloriously funny tale has changed
countless lives and remains as vivid and as relevant as when it was written
almost a century ago.
“A version of Robert Tressell’s socialist classic
that is a model of adaptation, dramatic emphasis and sheer theatrical magic”
Financial Times**** The TimesFind out more about the show and Townsend Productions by visiting their website - click here- you can also hear an interview with the director Louise Townsend.Follow them on twitter @raggedtourRunning Time: Approx 2 hours 5 minutes (includes 20 minute interval)Please note: Mild language is used in this performance
Show Dates and TimesBook Tickets online now or ring our box office on 01423 502 116
Full Price £12 (Concessions £10)
Harrogate Studio Theatre