A STUDY IN HEARTBREAK
Musical tells story of miners’ strike Funnyman Foot steps out on tour
A NEW musical sees the miners’ strike told through the eyes of siblings.
Written by Chumbawamba’s former guitarist Boff Whalley, We’re Not Going Back looks at the 1984 / 85 dispute from the perspective of three headstrong sisters in South Yorkshire.
The trio grow determined to set up a branch of Women Against Pit Closures.
Made by the radical theatre company Red Ladder, the musical, described as a hardhitting comedy, will go on a national tour from July 9.
For more information visit www.redladder.co.uk. COMEDIAN Paul Foot has announced two Yorkshire dates on his UK tour later this year.
The stand-up, who has appeared on Would I Lie to You and Never Mind The Buzzcocks, has earned something of a cult following and he will be back out on the road following this year’s Edinburgh Festival.
Paul Foot: Hovercraft Sympathy in Gammon # Major will be at Bradford’s Alhambra on October 4 (01274 432000, www.bradfordtheatres.co.uk) and Leeds City Varieties on November 1 (0113 2430808, www.cityvarieties.co.uk