Stirrings in Tideswell

October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments | Filed under: 2013, November 2013

This month sees a tale of murder, bombs and intrigue in Tideswell Church.

On Wednesday 27th to Saturday 30th November (19.30) Tideswell Community Players perform The Stirrings in Sheffield on Saturday Night. This exciting play with songs, written by Alan Cullen, is set in Victorian Sheffield and based on the true story of the Sheffield Outrages, when workers and management clashed violently over new ways of working.

It tells the intriguing story of William Broadhead, who orchestrated attacks on people who did not support the cause, his downfall and eventual trial. The play uses different styles of theatre including drama, comedy, music hall, monologue, and traditional folk song. Think Oliver! combined with Les Mis! The staging makes the most of the atmospheric setting of the church.

The play has a very large cast of all ages, also featuring local musicians and singers. Chance is you’ll know at least one adult or child in the play. Performed frequently in the region since it was first staged at Sheffield Playhouse in the 1960s, the play is hugely entertaining, with an enduring appeal and relevance today. This will be the Tideswell event to catch this autumn.

Gripping drama, rousing songs, and comedy. Don’t miss it! Tickets £8 and £6 (concessions) from Tideswell P.O. and Litton Shop. Bookings on theatre@tideswell.net and 01298 871063. For more information follow Tideswell Theatre on Facebook and Twitter or join the emailing list.

 

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