Fight for the Right

North Tyneside Council presents Fight for the Rights as part of Heritage Week 2019.

Written by Catherine Scott

Performed by Peter Ross and William Wyn Davies

 

Set against the backdrop of the 1984 Miner’s Strike, ‘Fight for the right’ is a new play exploring the history of people’s protests through the eyes of of two generations of men.

 

Freddie and Bobby are neighbours; Freddie, an ‘old before his time’ ex-miner and Bobby, a freshly home university graduate spend their days passing the time in Freddie’s living room as Bobby tries to find a job.

 

Using local man, Spike Robson, as the catalyst, Freddie tries to teach Bobby the reality of life beyond what he learned during his studies.When a job offer threatens to draw a distinct line between ‘them’ and ‘us’, Bobby must decide what is most important to him: personal pride or his local community.

 

Live music before the play.  Tickets are FREE.  Please ring 0191 2584111 or email contact@theexchange.live to reserve your place.

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Event Information

September 20, 2019 7:00 pm
September 21, 2019 9:30 pm
The Exchange
The Exchange, Howard Street, North Shields, NE301SE