JARROW; ROAD TO THE DEEP SOUTH
“The thirties in some ways start to look very much like today – once you wipe away the snot and coal dust” Stuart Maconie
Acclaimed writer and broadcaster Stuart Maconie walked 300 miles from Jarrow to London retracing the famous Jarrow Crusade - a march in the autumn of 1936 by 200 men to protest mass unemployment and extreme poverty. The Crusade was born in a society facing a growing problem of inequality, injustice and the rise of fascist tendencies. Eighty years on, Stuart’s journey through a divided, post-Brexit, complex country, echoes 1936 in many ways.
From choral evensong to curry house, from austerity to affluence, from Wearside to Westminster, Stuart’s new live show Jarrow; Road To The Deep South is a hugely entertaining, impassioned and enlightening reflection of his journey through Britain then and now.
‘I’d like to know what the country looks like now from the road, tracks, streets and riverbanks they walked, and to see the pews, pubs, cafes and halls they visited; a picture of now overlaid with a filter or gauze of 1936’. Stuart Maconie
Approx. 90mins plus interval
- May 23, 2018, 7:30 p.m. → Book Now