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Idle Women of the Wartime Waterways: The Boathouse

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The Boathouse

Park Road

Walsall

Rushall

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A double bill of theatre, poetry and music to whisk you back to the days of World War II. A shortage of crews to keep the working boats going brought a new breed of boater to the canal. Young women, later nicknamed the Idle Women, who took on the challenge of managing a pair of 72’ narrow boats and 55 tons of cargo.

Come and enjoy Isobel’s War (Kate Saffin) and Idle Women and Judies (Heather Wastie), as they follow the routes worked by lesser known women including Daphne March who worked on the Heather Bell throughout the war, on a route from Worcester to Tipton and Cannock.

You can read more about Alarum theatre and our work on the website

www.alarumtheatre.co.uk

Watch the video of our 2017 tour HERE


Please note that the ticket reserves your place, and we ask you to 'pay what you can' after the performance to make the show as accessible as possible.

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Rushall

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