Following the success of 2016’s Love on the Dole, Salford Community Theatre have returned with a brand new play The Salford Docker, which is supported by the New Adelphi Theatre and the University of Salford.
Directed by Steph Green and Sarah Weston, the show will involve students, staff, and alumni from the University of Salford as performers, production and front of house support, alongside community participants.
Ashlee Cox, Front of House and Audience Development Coordinator at the New Adelphi Theatre, and a participant in The Salford Docker, said: “We’re very proud to be supporting this community play, which brings together theatre artists with community participants to build a project that explores Salford’s industry, history and people.”
A young producer, Anna, tasks herself with creating a new radio ballad for dockwork: The Salford Docker. Negotiating the stories and histories of this industry we bring to life the memories of the Salford Docks, capturing its spirit through words and song. This play explores Ordsall in the 1950s and 1970s, we see dockers and their families face workplace struggles, community regeneration and the effects of de-industrialisation.
The company work with local community performers exploring Salford’s past to create politically charged theatre that resonates with life in Salford today.
-Salford Community Theatre
The Salford Docker will be performed at the Lighthouse Venue in Eccles from the 8th to the 13th of July. Click here to get your tickets!