That’s The Trouble With The Poor at The Edge

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
That's The Trouble With The Poor
Image courtesy of The Edge Theatre and Arts Centre

That's The Trouble With The Poor at The Edge Theatre and Arts Centre, Chorlton, 11–13 July 2019, from £6.00 - Book now

Produced by The Edge and the Booth Centre, That’s The Trouble With The Poor is a new performance to commemorate the anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre.

A new performance to commemorate the anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre.

Set in the summery bustle of Manchester in 1819. There’s a new landlord in The Dog and Duck on Mosley Street and the spirited regulars are showing him the ropes. There’s also rumblings of a big meeting on St Peter’s Fields, and there’s a rumour that the famous orator Hunt will be addressing the crowds. Many say that the meeting is going to change their lives forever.

Suitable for those aged 16 and over, That’s The Trouble With The Poor will be written and directed by Janine Waters and features a musical score by Simon Waters.

Raising the profile of homelessness and the benefits of the arts, The Edge produces two shows every year.

The Edge runs regular drama and singing workshops at the Booth Centre for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Together the two organisations have created a unique theatre company which produces high-quality performance. Raising the profile of homelessness and the benefits of the arts, The Edge produces two shows every year.

These shows have a wonderful reputation. Perhaps most importantly, they give people who have experienced homelessness the opportunity to develop and showcase their skills and talents. Why not challenge your perception of homelessness by checking out That’s The Trouble With The Poor this July?

 

That's The Trouble With The Poor at The Edge Theatre and Arts Centre, Chorlton

11–13 July 2019
From £6.00

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