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Idle Women – new theatre night at the Library

February 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

£10 – £12

Tales of cargo, calamities and cocoa – performed by Alarum Theatre

A double bill of theatre, poetry and music to whisk you back to the days of World War II when a shortage of crews to keep the working boats going brought a new breed of boater to the canals. Young women, later nicknamed Idle Women, took on 72ft narrow boats with 55 tons of war supplies and discovered a whole new way of life.  Come and enjoy Isobel’s War (Kate Saffin) and Idle Women and Judies (Heather Wastie) as they draw you into the wartime world and reveal how the Idle Women got their name.

In addition, our local shanty crew Missin’ Tackle will be providing some entertainment on your arrival before the main performance begins.

Members £10; non-members £12;  Under 16s £8

Tickets available from Brixham Library, or call 01803-853870.


February 26, 2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
£10 – £12


Brixham Library
Market Street
Brixham, TQ5 8EU United Kingdom
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