Mu­si­cal tells story of min­ers’ strike Fun­ny­man Foot steps out on tour

Yorkshire Post - Culture & The Guide - - STAGE -

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


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