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This production has been programmed to coincide with and to celebrate International Women’s Day

Through rousing traditional songs and moving ballads, Townsend Theatre Productions reveal the story of the women chainmakers of Cradley Heath in the West Midlands.

In 1910 they began a successful ten-week strike, led by the charismatic union campaigner Mary Macarthur, to more than double their earnings and establish the principle of a national minimum wage.


A powerful story, powerfully told

Clare Brennan, The Observer

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