Toured 2011 to 2013, 2015
Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012

By Stephen Lowe
Based on the book by Robert Tressell and adapted for two actors by Neil Gore.

The classic story of a group of painter-decorators who are joined by artist Owen, whose Socialist vision and spirited attacks on the dishonesty of Capitalism, highlight exploitation in the workplace and inequality in society.


  • “Tremendous”
    The Times
  • 10/10 “Sensational”
    Liverpool Echo
  • “A strong and robust show that brings the characters, humour and inspirational ideas of this great book to life. It is needed now more thn ever. You’ll leave the theatre and join the struggle!”
    Ken Loach
  • “...inspiring, uplifting and motivating....”
    Tommy Kane, Scottish Parliamentary Officer
  • Best Touring Theatre Production nomination
    Portsmouth Evening News