The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Join Peoples Past Peoples Future Community Group as they present their production of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists at St Columbkilles, Rutherglen on Friday 26th August!

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

About The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

26th August 2022
Seated for 7pm
St Columbkilles Church Rutherglen
2 Kirkwood Street, Rutherglen G73 2SL
£5
Call 01416477779

The story focuses on painters and decorators who are struggling to maintain their finances through poverty and the overhanging threat of unemployment. They are renovating a large house for the local mayor. Although the play touches on real issues, exploring the themes of socialism and capitalism, it manages to highlight these with humour and wit.

A strong and robust show that brings the characters, humour and inspirational ideas of this great book to life. It is needed now more than ever. You'll leave the theatre and join the struggle! - Ken Loach, Film Director

This performance is a one-man show based on the 1914 book by Robert Tressell and adapted and performed by Neil Gore. Having not read the book, the story was new to me and I wondered how well I would be able to follow it with all the characters being played by one actor. I have to say, I had no trouble at all. Neil Gore morphed in to each character through use of accent, body language and props. He literally changed character at the drop of a hat, using different hats to represent different characters. - By Katie Leon, October 2018

Email g.baird2@ntlworld.com for tickets.

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