We Are The Lions Mr Manager

Synopsis/Cast/Creatives

We Are The Lions Mr Manager
We Are The Lions, Mr. Manager! is the remarkable story of Jayaben Desai the inspirational leader of the 1976-78 Grunwick Film Processing Factory Strike. She was recently amongst the women who have had the biggest impact on women's lives over the past 70 years as part of the Radio 4 Women's Hour Power List. She brought the issue of workplace exploitation and racism to the fore, challenged the perception of Asian women being inherently passive and docile, whilst having the measure of the most brutish and charmless of her managers, telling them: "What you are running here is not a factory, it is a zoo. But in a zoo there are many types of animals. Some are monkeys who dance on your fingertips, others are lions who can bite your head off. We are the lions, Mr. Manager!" She not only stood up for workers' rights and against oppression with selfless dedication, but with her steadfast resolve, she turned the dispute into a national movement for human rights and dignity inspiring future generations.

Author Neil Gore. Producer Townsend Productions. Director Louise Townsend. Lighting Danniella Beattie. Design Carl Davies. Music John Kirkpatrick.

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Tour details for We Are The Lions Mr Manager

Between 21st February 2018 and 14th April 2018 this tour will visit 21 venues in Caerphilly, Great Torrington, Milton Keynes, Sheffield, Birmingham, Diss, Norwich, Luton, Helmsley, Margate, Doncaster, Whitehaven, Halifax, Chelmsford, Berwick-on-Tweed, Oxford, Carmarthen, Bury St Edmunds, Barnsley, Outer London and Bedford. This production has already been seen in 6 venues since 16th November 2017.

Dates for We Are The Lions Mr Manager (Play) tour


Thu, 22nd February 2018
  Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington»

Mon, 26th February 2018
  Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes»

Tue, 27th February 2018 to Sat, 3rd March 2018
  The Lantern Theatre, Sheffield» {1}

Mon, 5th March 2018
  mac birmingham, Birmingham»

Tue, 6th March 2018
  Diss Corn Hall, Diss»

Wed, 7th March 2018
  Arts Centre, Norwich»

Sat, 10th March 2018
  Helmsley Arts Centre, Helmsley»

Sun, 11th March 2018
  Theatre Royal, Margate»

Wed, 14th March 2018
  Cast, Doncaster»

Fri, 16th March 2018
  Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven»

Thu, 22nd March 2018
  Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax»

Fri, 23rd March 2018
  Civic Theatre, Chelmsford»

Fri, 30th March 2018
  The Maltings, Berwick-on-Tweed»

Thu, 5th April 2018
  Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen» {1}

Tue, 10th April 2018
  Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds»

Thu, 12th April 2018
  The Civic, Barnsley»

Fri, 13th April 2018
  Greenwich Theatre, Outer London»

Sat, 14th April 2018
  The Place, Bedford»
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