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From The Socialist newspaper, 17 September 2014
We're Not Going Back
We're Not Going Back is a musical comedy set during the 1984-85 miners' strike. You follow the story of three sisters, all completely different, but united by one cause, to set up a branch of Women Against Pit Closures.
When the strike starts there is conflict between the sisters. The youngest, Isabel, is conflicted over her loyalty to her partner who's training to be a police officer and solidarity with her sisters, whose partners are on strike. When this is overcome, the three sisters fight the pit's closure.
You see their struggles and achievements during and after the strikes including singing on the picket line while miners have their trade union meeting, attempting to carve a sheep and midnight cabbage pillaging.
This Red Ladder Theatre Company production shows the solidarity and strength of women in working class communities determined to fight a government that aimed to destroy their community. They are currently on tour until February 2015.
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