We’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 in a pit village, hit hard by the Government’s war against the miners and determined to set up a branch of ‘Women Against Pit Closures’
Olive, Mary and Isabel are like any other sisters whose everyday squabbles became a background hum to the strike that forced them to question their lives, their relationships and their family ties.
We’re Not Going Back tackles the resilience of working communities, the make-and-mend fabric of family and the power of sticking two fingers up to a government hell-bent on destruction… and all with humour, song and a six pack of Babycham.
Red Ladder are delighted to be working with Unite the union, North East, Yorkshire & Humberside on this production. For further information about their work visit their website.
Stacey Sampson, who plays Mary in We’re Not Going Back, is currently writing a new blog about being the main ‘bread winner’ in her home following returning to work after having a baby. It makes for a really interesting read, have a look here.
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