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Play, Fri 19 Apr 2019, £7.50-£40

Rouse, Ye Women!

Rouse, Ye Women!

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In 1910 the women chainmakers of Cradley Heath focused the world’s attention on the plight of Britain’s low-paid women workers involved in the ‘home-working sweated industries’, hammering out chain-links in sheds in the backyards of their homes with their babies and children for five shillings (25p) for a 50-hour week.

Led by the charismatic union organiser and campaigner Mary Reid Macarthur, hundreds of women laid down their tools to strike for a living wage. The success of the 10-week strike more than doubled their earnings and helped to make the principle of a national minimum wage a reality.

Brought by Townsend Theatre Productions, it reveals the horrors of sweated labour, Mary Macarthur’s stunning national campaign to expose the perpetrators of this appalling employment, the universal sympathy for the workers, the flood of donations, and the events that led to a final victory.

It is written by Neil Gore and John Kirkpatrick and features rousing traditional songs and moving ballads.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 19 Apr 2019 20:00

Prices

£15
£7.50 U26

Pre-paid dining
Three-course menu £25
Two-course menu £22
Savoury picnic box £15
Sweet picnic box £15
Plus booking fee

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Currently near completion of a major redevelopment that will be Access to All and a 60 seater restaurant looking over the Solway Coast.

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 19 Apr Rouse, Ye Women!
Sat 20 Apr Rosehill's Comedy Club
Fri 26 Apr Talisk
Sat 27 Apr Twelfth Day
Sat 11 May Flux
Fri 17 May Claire Martin - Believin' It

Address

Moresby,
Whitehaven,
Cumbria,
CA28 6SE

Directions

Plan route to Rosehill Theatre using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NX 990201  Lat: 54.56599 Long: -3.56360

Rosehill Theatre and Cinema are one mile north of Whitehaven. From the main A595, take the turning at the brown tourist sign marked Rosehill Theatre. The theatre is situated about half a mile on the left hand side and is clearly signposted.

Parking: free

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria

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