Townsend Productions in association with Harrogate Theatre presents
We are the Lions, Mr Manager!
We Are The Lions, Mr. Manager! is the remarkable story of Jayaben Desai the inspirational leader of the 1976-78 Grunwick Film Processing Factory Strike.
Jayaben was recently amongst the women who have had the biggest impact on womens lives over the past 70 years as part of the Radio 4 Womens Hour Power List. She brought the issue of workplace exploitation and racism to the fore, challenged the perception of Asian women being inherently passive and docile, whilst having the measure of the most brutish and charmless of her managers, telling them:
'What you are running here is not a factory, it is a zoo. But in a zoo there are many types of animals. Some are monkeys who dance on your fingertips, others are lions who can bite your head off. We are the lions, Mr Manager!'
She not only stood up for workers rights and against oppression with selfless dedication, but with her steadfast resolve, she turned the dispute into a national movement for human rights and dignity inspiring future generations.
★★★★★ 'This production is an absolute winner.' Chris Omaweng. @LondonTheatre1
★★★★★ 'Superb piece of political drama from the peerless Townsend Theatre Productions.' Jeremy Miles. Bournemouth Echo
★★★★★ 'Magnificent Play' Peter Frost. The Morning Star (Front Page)
★★★★ 'The story of Jayaben Desai... makes you laugh, feel and think... a powerful story, powerfully told.' Clare Brennan. The Observer
' ...a company making a name for delivering vivid, politically committed theatre' The Observer
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