Idle Women of the Wartime Waterways: Wildside Activity Centre

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Wildside Activity Centre

Hordern Rd

Wolverhampton

WV6 0HA

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A return visit for this acclaimed show sharing the stories of the women trainees on the boats during the second world war.

A double bill of theatre, poetry and music to whisk you back to the 1940s. 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, and then by Nancy Ridgway, over the Chesterfield, and from Liverpool to Leeds.

And you can read more about Alarum theatre and our work on:

www.alarumtheatre.co.uk

Watch the video of our 2017 tour HERE

Reserve your seat and pay what you can at show.

Important info - it isn't a very big space, there are only 45 tickets available, so don't leave it too late to reserve!


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Wildside Activity Centre

Hordern Rd

Wolverhampton

WV6 0HA

United Kingdom

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