Theatre Production: New Clarion Play
Updated: Nov 10
Townsend Theatre Productions which the Observer newspaper describes as "A Company making a name for delivering, vivid politically committed theatre" is well known particularly on the left for touring and hyper-local work of the highest quality that resonates directly with specific communities and is of appeal to new audiences and participants in areas and communities where engagement in art and cultural activity is limited by geographical and economic constraints.
Townsend Theatre productions is well known for their show of the classic book The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists adapted by Neil Gore from the book by Robert Tressell. Neil Gore presents a one-person version of the classic novel by Robert Tressell featuring projection, political conjuring tricks, live music and song.
Recent productions have also included Yes! Yes! U.C.S.! the story of the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders (UCS), the play is a celebration of the community solidarity, collective resistance and the vital support that made the ‘Work In’ such a massive success. The Scotsman newspaper describes as "Superbly played and sung .... compassionate commemoration".
In 2024 Townsend productions hope to be touring with their brand-new production Behold Ye Ramblers’ is the exciting, interactive musical drama about The Clarion Ramblers, and Clarion Cyclists and their fight to make the world a better place for all. You can support them with their crowdfunding campaign.