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image for Play item typeWe Are The Lions, Mr Manager at Civic and Cramphorn Theatres

Play, Fri 23 Mar 2018, £11-£15

we are the lions

we are the lions

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Civic and Cramphorn Theatres

01245 606505

Address

Civic Theatre,
Fairfield Road,
Chelmsford,
Essex,
CM1 1JG

Details

We Are The Lions, Mr. Manager!’ is the remarkable story of Jayaben Desai the inspirational leader of the 1976-78 Grunwick Film Processing Factory Strike.She was recently amongst the women who have had the biggest impact on women’s lives over the past 70 years as part of the Radio 4 Women’s Hour Power List.

She brought the issue of workplace exploitation and racism to the fore, challenged the perception of Asian women being inherently passive and docile, whilst having the measure of the most brutish and charmless of her managers, telling them:

“What you are running here is not a factory, it is a zoo. But in a zoo there are many types of animals. Some are monkeys who dance on your fingertips, others are lions who can bite your head off. We are the lions, Mr. Manager!”

She not only stood up for workers’ rights and against oppression with selfless dedication, but with her steadfast resolve, she turned the dispute into a national movement for human rights and dignity inspiring future generations

Townsend Productions: ‘...a company making a name for delivering vivid, politically committed theatre’ - The Observer.

Baby changing facilitiesCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsFacilities for conferencing

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Fri 23 Mar 2018 20:00

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Map reference: TL 703070  Lat: 51.73583 Long: 0.46491

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Chelmsford station

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  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing