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Haverhill: New play to premiere at Arts Centre
9:00am Saturday 14th September 2013 in News
A new play about the Tolpuddle Martyrs will premiere at the Haverhill Arts Centre this month.
Fresh from an acclaimed run at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival the arts centre is looking forward to welcoming the touring theatre company, Townsend Productions, with their new drama We Will Be Free on September 25 at 7.30pm.
Set in 1834 and based on a true story the drama follows Betsy and George Loveless, a Methodist preacher who was the leader of six Dorsetshire farm labourers who were tried, convicted and condemned for swearing a secret oath and forming a union to fight against wage cuts imposed by a local landowner.
The theatre group branch out and tell the story through political cartoons and animation created by Andy Vine, puppetry and is accompanied by musical arrangements by folksinger and squeezebox player John Kirkpatrick.
An excellent cast including Neil Gore, of Little Britain Live, and award nominated Elizabeth Eves are directed by Louise Townsend and Richard Stone.
Tickets are available from the box office on 01440714140 or www.haverhillartscentre.co.uk priced at £10, £8 concessions and £6 for under 16s.
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