on the new (excellent) Tolpuddle Martyrs Play from Townsend Productions
We Will Be Free!
The Story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs
Derby Guildhall Theatre, Market Place, Derby.
Wednesday 23 April: 7.30
Running Time: 2 hours - approximate, including an interval.
Bookings to be made through the Derby Live Box Office.
The true story of the Tolpuddle Martrys who were transported from Dorset to Australia for forming a trade union. See their courageous story told with entertaining theatrical style, music, political cartoon and puppetry.
A fantastic opportunity to see the true story of George and Betsy Loveless and the
Dorset farm labourers that were convicted and transported by an oppressive Government for swearing a secret oath and forming a Trade Union in 1834 to fight against a succession of wage cuts inflicted by the local landowner.
This inspirational story of their determination, solidarity and courage is told using our entertaining theatrical style, political cartoon, puppetry, and the musical arrangements of revered folk singer and squeezebox player John Kirkpatrick. The performers are Neil Gore and Elizabeth Eves, best actress nominee Edinburgh Fringe/The Stage Awards 2013.