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We're Not Going Back archiveWe're Not Going Back is about the 1984/85 miners' strike. More or less. But in this hard-hitting musical comedy there are no miners. Instead, we follow the fortunes of three sisters - Olive, Mary and Isabel - hit hard by the Government's war against the miners and determined to set up a branch of Women Against Pit Closures. It's February1984, and as the rumour mill stirs with developments of impending pit closures, the coal miners' unions are drawn into a battle of attrition against an unbending government. Forced into poverty, miners and their families become part of a strike that will resonate through the coming decades. But for many people, the war fought between politicians, police and pickets took a back seat to the fight to hold together families, friendships and community - fought on the battleground of living room and soup kitchen, meeting hall and social club. It was a battle fought with laughter and songs, with knees-ups, punch-ups and piss-ups. With music, comedy and grit, the three sisters embrace the values of the '84 strike and underline the empowerment; determination and vulnerability those communities were faced with in this war.

Cast/Performers

Victoria Brazier, Claire Marie Seddon, Stacey Sampson

Creatives/Company

Author: Boff Whalley
Company: Red Ladder Theatre Company
Director: Rod Dixon
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We're Not Going Back

We're Not Going Back (Musical) production archive for QTIX code T01370328901. Details of all We're Not Going Back archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0908111390

Archive Listings

19 Feb 15
to
21 Feb 15
City Varieties Music Hall
Leeds
West Yorkshire
17 Feb 15Pleasance
Inner London
Greater London
17 Oct 14Create Theatre
Mansfield
Nottinghamshire
15 Oct 14ReConnect Regal Theatre
Bathgate
West Lothian
11 Oct 14Queen's Hall Arts Centre
Hexham
Northumberland
10 Oct 14Seaton Delaval Arts Centre
Seaton Delaval
Northumberland
9 Oct 14The Arts Centre
Washington
Tyne and Wear
8 Oct 14Royalty Theatre
Sunderland
Tyne and Wear
6 Oct 14
to
7 Oct 14
Congress Theatre Co.
Cwmbran
Torfaen
3 Oct 14Cwmaman Theatre (part of the Cwmaman Institute Complex)
Aberdare
Glamorgan
2 Oct 14The Welfare Ystradgynlais
Swansea
Powys
26 Sep 14Lawrence Batley Theatre
Huddersfield
West Yorkshire
24 Sep 14
to
25 Sep 14
Cast
Doncaster
South Yorkshire
22 Sep 14
to
23 Sep 14
Coliseum Theatre
Oldham
Greater Manchester
18 Sep 14
to
20 Sep 14
The Civic
Barnsley
South Yorkshire
9 Jul 14
to
11 Jul 14
Gala Theatre
Durham
County Durham

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