‘Joan and Jimmy’ tells the story of the life of Joan Littlewood and that of her one time husband and partner Ewan MacColl (aka Jimmy Miller).
Standing among the rubble of 1945 post war Britain they founded Theatre Workshop in Kendal with a travelling troupe of storytellers and outlaws committed to the overthrow of the established order where the rich got richer and the poor got austerity. In 1952 they parted company. Joan and Theatre Workshop heading to London and Ewan to the folk music world.
Known as the ‘Mother of Modern Theatre’, Littlewood devoted her life to community and political theatre and made it her mission to make theatre more accessible to the people of the north in the 1950’s and 60’s.
The play is written by Jim Woodland and directed by Mike Bettison.
90 minutes plus interval
Suitable for 12+
Tickets available here or directly from Lion Salt Works by visiting or calling 01606 275066.