The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

30th October 2021

The Show
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, its 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, conjuring tricks, live music and song, there’s something for all the family, not least the chance to become acquainted with this timeless story of socialism and political awakening.

Suitable for Children over 12