• Women, we are often told, get written out of the history books. Maureen McManus has come up with a perfect example in Anna Parnell, sister of the famous Irish nationalist politician. The result is a passionately feminist and ferociously partial play that celebrates the contribution of militant women to Irish history. ┬áIt’s a rolled-up-sleeves kind […]

    Michael Billington, The Guardian

As Well Be Shot As Be Starved

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Date & Time
Date(s) - Tue 9th Jul 13
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Location
St Austell Brewery

Based on the 1847 St Austell clay worker bread riots and featuring the talents of Scary Little Girls’ Sharon Andrew as Assistant Director, As Well Be Shot As Be Starved has been developed as part of a larger, Heritage Lottery funded community project. The play runs from 9th-13th July (with additional matinee performances on 11th and 13th) at the St Austell Brewery, a great and atmospheric venue which has supported SLG in the past.

For a wealth of historical and cultural background head over to www.breadriots.com, where you can also find out how to get involved with the project.

Booking is through the Cornish Riviera Box Office.