The rise and fall of the Luddites

Mikron Theatre, can you keep a secret?
Mikron Theatre, can you keep a secret?

Riots in our streets, the worst economic crisis for decades, a long war fought abroad. Sound familiar? Welcome to England 1812.

While the country’s elite enjoy lavish balls, textile mill workers fight for their livelihoods by smashing up the machinery made to replace them. Luddism - a fight for rights or fear of progress?

A back room in a Yorkshire pub, a young lad takes the oath joining the Luddites. But why won’t he give his real name and what is he hiding?

The story of the Luddites, and their attack at Cartwright’s Mill in Liversedge 200 years ago, has already played to great critical acclaim when it came to Birstall’s Oakwell Hall earlier this year.

But for those who missed out, there is another chance to see the Mikron Theatre Company’s can You Keep A Secret when it comes to Halifax’s Square Chapel on Saturday October 13.

Tickets are £9-£12. Call the box office on 01422 349422 or book online at