Better Times – The Story of the Poplar Rates Rebellion

“Better Times” written by Barrie Keeffe is the first full-length play directed by Ad Lib Productions, a new “pop up” theatre group based in Bolton and Manchester.

It tells the story of the Poplar Rates Rebellion, a tax protest that took place in Poplar, London in 1921. It was led by the former Labour Mayor of Poplar, George Lansbury, with the support of the Poplar Borough Council, most of whom were industrial workers.

The protest defied government, the courts, and the Labour Party leadership. George Lansbury himself would later go on to be the leader of the Labour Party.

If you enjoy watching political theatre then this performance will surely be a must-see event!

The showing times and locations for this production are included below and can also be found on the event flyer here.

Friday 2nd November & Saturday 3rd November 2018

Start Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Price: £8
Location: The Triangle Community Methodist Church, New Church Road, Bolton BL1 5QP

Thursday 8th November, Friday 9th November & Saturday 10th November 2018

Ticket Price: £8 (not including booking fee)
Location: Joshua Brooks, 106 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6NG

For Tickets please contact 07845804815 or visit the website

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