‘Strike!’- a new musical from Spectrum Theatre, Sheffield at the Sheffield Library Theatre in December 2019
Set in the fictional South Yorkshire mining village of Silverton, at the time of the 1984/85 miners’ strike, this new musical takes in the events of the ‘battle of Orgreave’ and the impact of that day and of the bitter industrial dispute of which it was a part.
‘ It’s a story of ordinary people caught up in events beyond their control and the impact of those events on their daily lives, their relationships and their community,’ says author Andy Gardiner. ‘And it’s also about truth, about how much that matters in politics- something of an issue at the moment!’
‘The older generation will remember the strike as a key event in the history of trade unions and of South Yorkshire. We hope those who are younger will not only enjoy the story and drama of the play but also find the historical stuff interesting.’
With eight new songs and an accessible script that’s full of the character and humour of the mining communities of South Yorkshire in the 1980’s, ‘Strike!’ is the latest piece of original theatre from this unusual theatre group, half of whose members are on the Autism spectrum.’ The nature of the group is one of our strengths, we think. We all gain from it.’
‘Strike!’ runs for three nights, the 10th, 11th and 12th of December at The Library Theatre in Sheffield’s Tudor Square.
Tickets are available from the Sheffield Theatres Box office.
Contact for this release: Andy Gardiner:
Our website: spectrumtheatresheffield.com
Registered charity: 1166807