Rouse Ye Women

Opened 21 Jul 2013
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This is the story of the chain making women from the Black Country - once known as the white slaves of England. In 1910, after a ten week strike, the women won a landmark victory that established the first minimum wage in this country. Our interpretation of this dramatic story is an enthralling and enlivening piece of music theatre. Based on music inspired by the sound of the forges, six women sing, play metallic percussion and use choreographed movement to convey the story. Expect achingly beautiful songs, original strike songs and exciting percussive interludes.