Platform Theatre Company

Vicky Andrews
Platform Theatre Company
Platform Theatre Crewe

Crewe’s arts and culture offering has seen a resurgence in recent years and Platform Theatre Company is driving that positive change with a mission to create, develop and share new and innovative theatre.

At its heart, Platform Theatre is a social enterprise which aims to bring professional theatre to new audiences. Nurturing ​emerging talent is central to their goal of making the arts less London-centric and raising the profile of Northern creatives.

Since forming in 2018, the company has made a name for itself with a number of successful writing projects and productions. When writer Sean John-Hargreaves found out about Crewe heroine Ada Nield Chew, he knew that this was a story he wanted to tell. Set in 1894, Ada tells the exhilarating tale of a working class heroine during one of the most important moments in British social history.

Ada is a ‘finisher’ in a clothing factory in Crewe. Discontented by the rampant favouritism and the lack of a living wage paid to its female employees, she anonymously writes a series of letters to the local newspaper exposing the inner workings of the factory. What follows will not only change her life but forms part of the fabric of the early suffrage movement. Ada premiered at the Lyceum Theatre in 2019 and went on to become a sell-out production.

Keep an eye on the organisation’s website via the button below for the latest word on the productions coming up.

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