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We Are The Lions Mr Manager

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We Are The Lions, Mr. Manager! is the remarkable story of Jayaben Desai the inspirational leader of the 1976-78 Grunwick Film Processing Factory Strike.

She was recently amongst the women who have had the biggest impact on women’s lives over the past 70 years as part of the Radio 4 Women’s Hour Power List.

This powerful play highlights the issue of workplace exploitation and racism to the fore, challenged the perception of Asian women being inherently passive and docile, whilst having the measure of the most british and charmless of her managers, telling them: ‘What you are running here is not a factory, it is a zoo. But in a zoo there are many types of animals. Some are monkeys who dance on your fingertips, others are lions who can bite your head off. We are the lions, Mr. Manager!’

Jayaben Desai not only stood up for workers’ rights and against oppression with selfless dedication, but with her steadfast resolve, she turned the dispute into a national movement for human rights and dignity inspiring future generations.

Event Details
Title: We Are The Lions Mr Manager
Artist: Townsend Productions
Date: April 20th, 2018
Start Time: 19:30
Venue: Geddington Village Hall
Artform: Theatre
Website: http://www.townsendproductions.org.uk
Box Office Telephone: 0758 121 0454
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