On Behalf of The People
by Ray Castleton
1945: a land fit for heroes - this time? A powerful and engaging story of a post-war Yorkshire mining family, coming to terms with their rapidly changing world; told with warmth, humour and authenticity.
Tom Mason returns from the war to the arms of his grateful mother and fiancée – and to the bosom of the pit. His father George fights his own battles and an election to secure a better future for his union men and their families. Connie mourns, loves and unites while Liz sees a new world, brim-full of opportunity.
In a new Britain, will their hopes and dreams be reconciled?
Based on extensive research and true stories, On Behalf of The People reveals how millions of people in mining communities were affected by the end of the war, coal nationalisation and the huge period of social change which impacted on their lives, love, hopes and dreams.
On Behalf of The People was originally commissioned by the National Coal Mining Museum as part of its exhibition marking 70 years since coal industry nationalisation. The play premiered at the museum in summer 2017 receiving outstanding critical and audience acclaim.
PRESS + REVIEWS
‘poignant and moving’ Buxton Fringe
First act: 19:30- 20:30
Second act: 20:50- 21:30
- July 10, 2018, 7:30 p.m. → Book Now