Dramatic tale of The Tolpuddle Martyrs

Townsend Productions presents 'We Will Be Free' - the story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs EMN-140319-102421001
Townsend Productions presents 'We Will Be Free' - the story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs EMN-140319-102421001

A dramatic story from British history is told at Caistor this Friday, April 4 - We Will Be Free.

Set in 1834 this new drama tells the story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, six Dorsetshire farm labourers led by George Loveless, a Methodist Preacher.

For having the temerity to form a union to fight against a succession of wage cuts inflicted by the local landowner, they were condemned by an oppressive Government to ‘harsh transportation’.

From the company which brought The Ragge Trousered Philanthropists, this vitally important story is told in an entertaining theatrical style, and includes songs and rallying hymns of the Dorset labouring classes specially arranged for the show by folk icon, John Kirkpatrick.

Tickets cost £9 in advance (£6 students) from Caistor Post Office or call 01472 851159.

The bar opens at 6.45pm and the show starts at 7.30pm.