The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

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Louise Townsend directs this touring production of Stephen Lowe's two-hander, adapted from the classic 1914 novel by Robert Tressell. Tracing the lives of a group of painters and decorators over the course of a year, Tressell's novel, and Lowe's acclaimed 1978 adaptation, have become a touchstone in the struggle for workers' rights and working-class dignity, and couldn't feel more relevant in the current political climate.



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