The Matchgirls

About

DumbWise Theatre, Red Ladder Theatre and Unite the Union present The Matchgirls.

Wilton’s Music Hall
3rd - 5th July 2013

A riotous and gritty play with stomping show tunes that captures the spirit and energy of these extraordinary women, this is the story of the Matchgirls as they take on one of the largest industrial forces of the era and sing through it against all the odds.

This production was staged commemorate the one hundredth and twenty-fifth anniversary of the Matchgirls strike in Bow, East London with a cast of professional and East End community actors. A group of ordinary women did the extraordinary and walked out of the Bryant & May match factory, changing British history forever.

Arranged and staged by award winning actor musician company DumbWise, this production was co-produced by Unite the Union and Red Ladder Theatre Company.

Creative Team

Book and Lyrics Bill Owen
Music Tony Russell
Director John Ward
Musical Director David Hewson
Musical Director Eilidh Debonnaire
Designer Jenni Campbell
Lighting Design Josh Pharo
Stage Manager Roisin Symes
Producer Chris Lloyd
Associate Producer Euan Borland

Cast

Kate Laura Kirman
Joe Adam Boakes
Polly Kirsty Cherrett
Jessie Sarah Milton
Louie Niamh Canning
Maggie Helena Morais
Mrs Purkins Yvonne Wickham
Winnie Clara Powell
Beattie Rebecca-Louise Gray
George Bernard Shaw Tarek Merchant
Perce / Mynel Elliott Rennie
Annie Beasant Leah Elsey
Bert David Heywood
Nell Marit Schep
Dot Cecily Nash

Supported by Wilton’s Music Hall and Arts Council England

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