Uckfield theatre launches new season of plays in October

The Pamphilon Theatre in Uckfield is launching a new season of plays in October with tickets going on sale on a first-come, first-served basis.

Previously the theatre, in the grounds of Uckfield Community Technology College operated a membership system but that is being changed to allow 120 tickets to go on general sale for £9 each with a student rate of £5.

The first production is The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists on Thursday, October 25, by Townsend Productions.

It is about a group of Edwardian painters and decorators drawn from a novel where author Robert Tressell suggests the interests of workers and their bosses are incompatible and that workers collude in their own oppression.

The book was published in 1915 and provided inspiration for the growing Labour movement and the establishment of the welfare state.

The production uses live music and songs of the time, comedy routines and a magic lantern.

Tickets can be obtained from lizatpamphilon@hotmail.com or 01273 782866.

 

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