The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

A man wearing a white shirt, waistcoat and flat cap is sat on a stool facing an audience. Back of audience can be seen

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Second Space

£14 (£10 under 26)

Thu 04 November

7.45pm

Actor Neil Gore brings this humorous and absorbing book to life in his one-man magic lantern show. Based on the 1914 novel by Robert Tressell, it's story is set in the building trades of Edwardian England where painters and decorators struggle to maintain themselves and their families, poverty and the constant fear of unemployment notwithstanding, while renovating a large townhouse for the local mayor.


With projected animation & fantastic story telling there's something for all the family here, not least the chance to become acquainted with this timeless story of socialism and political awakening.

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