The Chartists and the Lament of George Shell.
I hope this finds you well, as I am at this present. I shall this night be engaged in a glorious struggle for freedom and should it please God to spare my life, I shall see you soon, but if not, grieve not for me. I shall have fell in a noble cause. My tools are at Mr Cecil's and likewise my clothes.
Farewell - Yours truly
I wrote this letter the night before I died. In 1839, attempting to overthrow an empire, aged 17. My name is George Shell, I am a carpenter's apprentice and I am a Chartist. ”
Join us for the presentation of a work-in-progress script for a large scale play with songs. It surrounds the events leading up to the ill-fated Chartists’ march on Newport, the last armed uprising on British soil, told from the perspective of the youngest to die that day.
A play about the birth of fairness for the common man and democracy, which also explores the corruption behind an ideal, the infighting and the radicalisation of the innocent.
This is a free event, please reserve tickets at the Riverfront box office. Showing the 5th March at 7.15pm, Studio Theatre, Newport Riverfront. 01633 656679
This is a co production between Newport riverfront and Flying Bridge Theatre Company
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