Review: Rouse Ye Women


Review: Rouse Ye Women – The Story of Mary Macarthur and the Women Chainmakers, by Townsend Theatre Productions.

I’ll be very upfront about it – I loved this play. Described as a ‘folk ballad opera’, and written by John Kirkpatrick and Neil Gore, this production made me feel like I was there with the women chainmakers of Cradley Heath, ready to drop tools alongside them, join the union and demand fairer pay.