'Spirit of 1868' – A Banner Theatre Production

Theatre Royal Studio, Dumfries

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A stirring, riotous and inspiring celebration of 150 years of trade union struggle!

Driven by exhilarating folk, blues, punk and reggae rhythms, Spirit of 1868 stages stories of workers standing in solidarity across a century and a half of picket lines and protests.

In the 150 years since the first meeting of the Trades Union Congress, trade unions have led the fight for workers’rights. Spirit of 1868 is a rousing dramatisation of some of the struggles, protests and moments of resistance that shaped our past and our present.

See the show at Dumfries Theatre Royal, Shakespeare Street, Dumfries DG1 2JH on Thursday 14th November at 7.30pm

Tickets: £10.00 | Concessions: £5.00

– from the Theatre box office (01387 254209) or Dumfries Trades Union Council (0789 044 4650 or dumfriestuc@gmail.com) and (01387 320557 / ian.gasse@poptel.org)

“No other cultural workers in Britain have for so long and with such moving artistry expressed the humour, culture, aspirations and politics of the working class.” – Doug Nicholls, General Secretary, GFTU

“A brilliant mix of music, film, humour and politics. It’s a terrific way of reminding us why we need to keep angry, keep organising and keep fighting”. – Jon Berry, Secretary, St Albans TUC