The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Neil Gore brings this witty, humorous and absorbing classic book to life in his one-man Magic Lantern show. Based on the famous book by Robert Tressell, it features political conjuring, music and songs echoing life in the building trades of Edwardian England.


"Tremendous" The Times

"I left the theatre feeling empowered and thirsty to fight the power and change the future!" Katie Leon, On Magazine

"A strong and robust show that brings the characters, humour and inspirational ideas of this great book to life. It is needed now more than ever. You'll leave the theatre and join the struggle!” Ken Loach, Film Director

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Title: The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
Artist: Townsend Productions
Target Audience: 8yrs +
Performance Band:
Special Consideration: none
Dates Available: Thurs 19, Fri 20, Sat September Thurs 3, Fri 4, Sat 5 October
Running Time: 80
Interval: 20
Get In Required: 3hrs
Get Out Required: 1 hr
Performance Space Required: Standard
Seating Layout: Theatre
Number of People on Tour: 2