Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign
Miner's Strike 30th Anniversary Events

We’re Not Going Back

RED LADDER presents:
Written by Boff Whalley

Sheffield Trades and Labour Club
Duke Street, Sheffield, S2 5QQ
Wednesday 18 February 2015
7.30pm start
Tickets only £7 waged and £4 unwaged!

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Sponsored by Sheffield Trade Union Council and supported by ‘Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign’ and ‘Women Against Pit Closures’.

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’.

It’s 30 years since the Miners Strike 1984/85 when NUM members and their families were engaged in a year-long national strike to save their communities from the devastation of Thatcher’s pit closure programme. Their determination and the hardship they endured should never be forgotten, nor the massive solidarity shown by trade unionists at home and abroad in support of their struggle.

This was a strike which polarised the nation and pitted working class strikers and their families against the full force of the state. The military nature of the police’s response and their brutal treatment of pickets, coupled with the media manipulation and bias in the reporting of the strike leave many questions still answered today. Questions which are being pursued forcefully by Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign who are also supporting this production.

Red Ladder have had their funding cut following the cuts to the Arts Council.
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View the flyer: We’re Not Going Back Performances – Sheffield 18.02.2015