1945: a land fit for heroes – this time?
Told with warmth, humour and authenticity, On Behalf of the People is a powerful and engaging story of a post-war Yorkshire mining family, coming to terms with their rapidly changing world. The production tours to York Theatre Royal Studio on June 8th.
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; 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.
The play was originally commissioned by the National Coal Mining Museum as part of its exhibition marking 70 years since coal industry nationalisation. It premiered at the museum in summer 2017 receiving outstanding critical and audience acclaim.
For more information and tickets head to http://www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk