United We Stand In Peckham

By on Nov 3, 2015 in News

Townsend Productions’ play about the Shrewsbury Pickets, United We Stand, is at the CLF Art Cafe in Peckham until the 14 November. At the opening night last night it was great to see Len Mccluskey and Tom Watson. Also there was Alum Parry, who’s song My Name Is Dessie Warren has been covered recently by Ian Prowes. John Kirkpatrick, the play’s musical director, also chipped in with a few songs after the show. The play runs until 14 November. Tickets can be booked...

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United We Stand In Bristol

By on Apr 23, 2015 in News

Thanks to Unite Bristol Community Branch United We Stand, the Townsend Productions play about the trial and imprisonment of the Shrewsbury pickets will be in Bristol for one more performance. This will be on Tuesday 5th May at 7:30 pm in the Bristol Polish Club, 50 St Paul’s Road, Bristol, BS8 1LP. The play will be followed by a talk by members of the Shrewsbury 24 Campaign who will provide and update on the progress of their fight to overturn this miscarriage of justice. Tickets are £10 waged and £3...

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The Guardian on United We Stand

By on Oct 27, 2014 in News

The Guardian article about Ricky, the Shrewsbury 24 Campaign and the Townsend Productions play United We Stand. The Royle Family star was jailed after the national construction workers’ strike of 1972. As a satirical show about the ‘Shrewsbury 24’ arrives in Shropshire, he looks back on the controversial case. The Guardian 27/10/2014 The play continues through November. See the Townsend Productions website for more...

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United We Stand

By on Sep 26, 2014 in News

A new play by Townsend Productions about the 1972 builders strike. In 1972 tens of thousands of building workers won the first national strike in the industry for better pay and conditions. ‘Flying pickets left the contractors reeling. The Tory government and the large building companies wanted revenge, and the ‘Shrewsbury 24’ were put on trial in the following year. ‘Townsend Productions’ new play, UNITED WE STAND, follows in the traditional of their highly successful productions The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists and We Will Be Free!-the Tolpuddle Martyrs Story, and focuses on the true and still very current events that led to the imprisonment of building workers Des Warren and Eric Tomlinson (Ricky Tomlinson of ‘The Royle Family’). It will reflect the great tide of anger, which rocked the very foundations of the established political elite, examine the extraordinary political...

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