The Melting Shop Theatre Company 

On Behalf of The People

Thursday, 5 July, 2018
The Walker Studio, Theatre Royal Wakefield
On Behalf of The People

1945: a land fit for heroes - this time? A powerful and engaging story of a post-war Yorkshire mining family, coming to terms with life and love in their rapidly changing world and a new Britain, told with warmth, humour and authenticity.

Tom Mason returns from the war to the arms of his grateful mother and fiancée – and to the bosom of the pit. His father George fights his own battles and an election to secure a better future for his union men and their families. Connie mourns, loves and unites; Liz sees a new world, brim-full of opportunity.

In a new Britain, will their hopes and dreams be reconciled?

Ray Castleton’s powerful play is based on extensive research and the true stories of those who lived through the period. On Behalf of The People reveals how millions of people in mining communities were affected by the end of the war, coal nationalisation and the huge period of social change which impacted on their lives, love, hopes and dreams.

‘Poignant and moving’
Buxton Fringe


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Theatre Royal Wakefield, Drury Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 2TE

Wakefield Theatre Royal and Opera House was designed by Frank Matcham and opened in 1894.