Tressell classic visits Halifax this weekend

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists at Square Chapel. Halifax.
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists at Square Chapel. Halifax.
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A new adaptation of Robert Tressell’s novel The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists will be staged at Halifax’s Square Chapel this weekend.

The story of a team of decorators who spend a year renovating the house of an Edwardian Mayor will be performed by Townsend Productions on Saturday, April 6, starting at 7.30pm.

Director Louise Townsend said: “The plight of Tressell’s philanthropists will resonate for many working and living in a tightening economy that sees wages and conditions being squeezed as the costs of living steadily rise.

“The very nature of the relationships of the people described by Tressell and seen in the play will appear somehow familiar and similar to a modern audience’s own work and home place experience.”

Tickets are priced at £11 and £9 concessions in advance, or £12 and £10 on the day and are available by ringing 01422 349422.