“I really do believe in the community,” said theatre director Joan Littlewood.
And so do we.
So we decided to put together a full length play about the life of this fascinating woman entitled ‘Joan and Jimmy’.
Known as the ‘Mother of Modern Theatre’, Littlewood’s work was inspirational – especially for organisations like ours.
She devoted her life to community and political theatre and made it her mission to make theatre more accessible to the people of the north in the 1950’s and 60’s.
Littlewood is famously quoted as saying: “I really do believe in the genius in every person. And I’ve heard that greatness come out of them, that great thing which is in people.”
So you can see why we admire her so much…..
Our production, will tell the story of her life and that of her one time husband and partner Ewan MacColl (aka Jimmy Miller) covering the early days of Theatre Workshop; from Kendal in 1945 to Stratford East in 1952.
The play will be written by Jim Woodland and directed by Mike Bettison.
The show will appear at the following dates and venues;
Thu Feb 28, 7.30pm,
Bowes & Gilmonby Parish Hall, DL12 9HU
Tele – 01833 628343 Bowes, Barnard Castle, Co Durham
Fri Mar 1, 8.00pm,
Goostrey Village Hall, Main Road, Goostrey, Crewe, CW4 8PE
Sat Mar 2, 7.30pm,
Lion Salt Works, Ollershaw Lane, Marston, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6ES
Tele – 01606 275066/ www.lionsaltworks.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk
(online tickets https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/589333)
Fri Mar 8, 7.30pm
Halton Mill, Mill Lane, Halton, Lancashire, LA2 6ND
Tele -07582 789406/ www.spotonlancashire.co.uk
Sat Mar 9, 8.00pm
Mellor Brook Community Centre, 7 Whalley Road, Mellor Brook, Blackburn BB2 7PR Tele- 07377 788716/ www.spotonlancashire.co.uk
Sun Mar 10, 7.30pm
Longton Victory Memorial Club, PR4 5DL Tele – 01772 616800/ www.spotonlancashire.co.uk School Lane, Longton, Preston
Thu Mar 14, 7.30pm
Assembly Rooms, Queen Street, Barton-on-Humber ,DN18 5QP
Tele – 01652 637568 /firstname.lastname@example.org /www.champltd.org
Sun Mar 17, 7.30pm
Swanland Village Hall, Main Street, Swanland HU14 3QR
Tele – 01482 email@example.com
Wed Mar 20, 7.30pm
Central Hall, Alice St, Keighley BD21 3JD
Tele – 01535 670717
Thu Mar 21, 7.30pm
Allendale Village Hall, Leadgate, Allendale, Northumberland, NE47 9PR
Tickets – 07854 982721
Fri Mar 22, 7.30pm
Wingates Village Institute, Wingates, Northumberland, NE65 8RW
Tele – 01669 620512
Sat Mar 23, 7.30pm
Wreay Village Hall, Chapel Hill, Wreay, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4 0RL
Tele – 01697 475309
Sun, Mar 24, 7.30pm
Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 3HY
Tele -07584 251352
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