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Idle Women of the Wartime Waterways: The Rock of Gibraltar

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The Rock of Gibraltar

Enslow

Nr Kidlington

Oxford

OX5 3AY

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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. Their regular route was the Grand Union, but some did stray down the Oxford...

Come and enjoy Isobel’s War (Kate Saffin) and Idle Women and Judies (Heather Wastie), hot off a much acclaimed 15 week tour during which they recreated the journey the trainees worked in a canalside hostelry. Tickets are £8/pay on the door - but you can reserve in advance to be sure of a seat. And if you're a boater and show us your all important cork key float on arrival there will be a discount!

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

www.alarumtheatre.co.uk

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The Rock of Gibraltar

Enslow

Nr Kidlington

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OX5 3AY

United Kingdom

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