There's a huge thought vacuum out there, created by a baron led mass media and a Labour Party that many people feel doesn't represent their views any more. Back in the day, beliefs were fired by the socialist theatre groups that toured the country both in the UK and all over Europe.
In the 1930s, Salford had its own Theatre of Action set up by Ewan MacColl and his wife, Joan Littlewood, while in the 1970s North West Spanner Theatre was performing on the back of lorries at rent strike rallies.
A new ten week course starting on Thursday 9th February, organised by the Workers Educational Association, looks at the history of socialist theatre and offers students the chance to come up with their own dramas to say something about the current political climate.
Agitprop, fringe, socialist theatre – call it what you will but UK 2012 is screaming for it!
SOCIALIST THEATRE COURSE
Starts Thursday 9th February 1:30pm
Working Class Movement Library on The Crescent
To register an interest or for more details, contact course tutor Tom Mclennan. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone 0771 684 8894
* Photo shows Ewan MacColl and co in action in Preston