Joan and Jimmy – Blaize Theatre

Joan and Jimmy – Blaize Theatre

Blaize Theatre

Joan & Jimmy

‘Joan and Jimmy’ tells the story of Joan Littlewood and Jimmy Miller, standing among the rubble of 1945 post war Britain. Jimmy Miller has changed his name to Ewan MacColl; and both are embarking on a career in radical political theatre, performing one-night stands across the north of England – early rural touring! They founded Theatre Workshop in Kendal with a travelling troupe of storytellers and outlaws committed to the overthrow of the established order where the rich got richer and the poor got austerity – even then!

In 1952 they parted company. Joan and Theatre Workshop heading to London and Ewan to the folk music world. In the Theatre Workshop tradition, ‘Joan & Jimmy’ asks the audience to reach their own conclusions and take the ending of these stories and songs beyond the village hall and into their own lives.

Known as the ‘Mother of Modern Theatre’, Littlewood’s work was inspirational.

A full length play about the life of this fascinating woman.

She devoted her life to community and political theatre and made it her mission to make theatre more accessible to the people of the north in the 1950’s and 60’s.

The play will be written by Jim Woodland and directed by Mike Bettison.

Saturday 2nd March – 7.30pm – Lion Salt Works, Northwich 01606 275 066

www.blaize.uk.net  | Suitable for ages 12+

Venue Information

Lion Salt Works

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