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Join our Head of Theatre and Performance, Ian Greenall, assisted by a number of his Foundation Degree students, as they take part in the upcoming production of ‘The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist’, based on the novel by Robert Tressell, and adapted for the stage by Tom McLennan.

As relevant today as it was when it was first published in 1914, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists tells the story of a group of painters who are content with their lot and happy to idolise, obey and kowtow to their masters until they are forced to question their subservience by fellow worker - Frank Owen.

Owen's spirited attacks on the greed and dishonesty of the capitalist system rouse his fellow men to stand up and shake off the shackles of their political quietism. But will it be enough to save the men from their apathetic compliance or will they continue to bow and scrape and accept the status quo?

After their successful sell-out production of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists In November 2015, Costal Productions bring the play back to St.Helens for one night only.

Ian and the students will be performing alongside a cast made up of professional actors, local council workers and people who have never performed before, but who are passionate about the book, and its relevance to the current political situation in Britain. The performance will be taking place in our college theatre on 27th April (Doors: 6.30pm / Show: 7pm)

College staff and students can buy tickets at the discounted rate of £7 via this link: https://www.wegottickets.com/sct/QGpQED7KJw

We hope you can join us!

The Ragged Philanthropist