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We’re Not Going Back set for Leeds

Red Ladder Theatre and Unite the Union show is set for City Varieties.

We're Not Going Back

This Summer we reported Red Ladder Theatre Company’s Not Going Back was preparing for a national tour. Now underway, it is set for Leeds City Varieties Music Hall this February.

We’re Not Going Back is about the 1984/85 miners’ strike… more or less. But in this hard-hitting musical comedy there are no miners. Instead we follow the fortunes of three sisters in a pit village, hit hard by the Government’s war against the miners and determined to set up a branch of ‘Women Against Pit Closures’. Olive, Mary and Isabel are like any other sisters whose everyday squabbles became a background hum to the strike that forced them to question their lives, their relationships and their family ties.

This strike wasn’t just a battle fought out between pickets, police, politicians and public opinion. It was as much a battle in the homes and families of those fighting for their communities. We’re Not Going Back tackles the resilience of working communities, the make-and-mend fabric of family and the power of sticking two fingers up to a government hell-bent on destruction… and all with humour, song and a six pack of Babycham.

Suggested audience age 12+.

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We’re Not Going Back is at City Varieties Music Hall from Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st February 2015. Tickets are priced at £13.50. Book online at or call box office on 0113 243 0808.


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