Poverty play apt for times

Past brought to life: Cast members from Steel Valley Beacon Arts' show Ragged Trousers gear up for their shows next month.

Past brought to life: Cast members from Steel Valley Beacon Arts' show Ragged Trousers gear up for their shows next month.

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HIGH unemployment, low wages and the work of many lining the pockets of the few... sound familiar?

Difficult times are the backdrop for a play called The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, set in the 1900s and being performed by Stocksbridge-based Steel Valley Beacon Arts.

Doris Stubbs said: “We follow a group of painters and decorators as they struggle to make ends meet. They live in a world where poverty is always just around the corner, there was no welfare state, no NHS and few employment rights.”

Tickets are available for dates at The Venue, Stocksbridge, on Friday and Saturday February 3 and 4. Call 0114 283 8692 to book.

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