Rise, Like Lions!

Banner Theatre

Rise, Like Lions!

Songs, stories and satire from the frontlines

Guildhall Theatre

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Thu 8 Feb

Tickets: £10.75 More price information

Running Time: 1 hour 50 minutes - approximate, including any interval(s).

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About the event

A stirring, stomping, roaring celebration of grassroots resistance to those intent on tearing apart our welfare state, ripping up our environmental protections and imposing ever more draconian neoliberal misery on millions!

In the wake of the huge success of Labour’s election campaign, which focused on hope and an end to austerity, Rise, Like Lions! weaves inspirational stories of workers in struggle with music, song and video.

The show exposes the 30-year plot to privatise the NHS and stages the fight to keep it in public hands. It dramatises the successful strikes of teaching support staff in Derby and Durham, and captures the spirit and defiance of the anti-fracking campaigners at the Preston New Road site in Lancashire.

With its thundering mix of folk, reggae and ska, Rise, Like Lions! brings you songs, stories and video scoops from the frontline of the class war. So, switch off the fake news and tune in to the real news from Banner Theatre!

The production has been financially supported by the NEU, Unite, UNISON, USDAW, PCS.


Dates & Tickets

Rise, Like Lions!

Thu 8 Feb 2018, 7:30pm


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Concessions: £8.75

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“Fantastic, empowering, goosebumps the whole time!” Anna Quick, NUT Student Member

"If Bertolt Brecht had had access to new technologies and keyboards, this is what he would have created. Great!” Senior Lecturer, Royal Holloway University

“Audience members were absolutely entranced by the show. The conversation and debate sparked by the show lasted until closing time, and the bar was buzzing with people.” Ben Fletcher-Watson, Director, The Round, Newcastle

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