Reprogrammed and eagerly awaited, Caroline Bird’s new drama highlights one of the most influential figures in British politics of the first half of the 20th century. The play tells the story of Labor MP Ellen Wilkinson, who, among many incredible accomplishments, fought to save Jewish refugees in Nazi Germany and led 200 workers in the Jarrow Crusade – a march from Newcastle, to across Nottingham and the Midlands to deliver a petition to reduce unemployment and poverty in London. The play captures her reckless energy and brings her inspiring feats of social justice to life, in an epic tale of one woman’s mission to create a better world … while having adventures with communist spies, government ministers and by meeting people like Albert Einstein and Ernest Hemingway.
See the new Red Ellen play next year at the Nottingham Playhouse
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