Theatrical Thursdays: Ruth Cockburn- Miss Nobodies
A journey through the history of the last 100 years in a shop in a Lancashire town.
This funny, poignant and heart-warming story will resonate with all ages and will make you think about what the next 100 years will hold for us. Miss Nobodies, was inspired by outreach done online and in the community of Great Harwood alongside research into local history and prominent figures of Lancashire.
One such person is Ethel Carnie Holdsworth. A writer that worked in the mills in the early part of the last century. She is sited as the first working class, female novelist in the UK and parts of her poetry are used throughout the play to punctuate the story. The themes of the show cover social responsibility, civic duty and local pride, whilst touching on female solidarity, life choices and loneliness.
The show mixes poetry, storytelling and music, to tell the story of a local shop spanning 100 years from 1919 to present day. Telling of the women that have made up the shop’s history, whilst also showing how the lives of women have changed over the last century.
Doors open at 7, performance from 8.30. Hot food will be available for sale on the night.