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Love on the Dole

by Walter Greenwood

Company: Chesterfield Repertory Company

Venue: Civic Theatre, Chesterfield

Performance dates: 12th to 23rd October, 1971

Synopsis: A poignant story set in a northern manufacturing town during the depression of the 30s, it relays a tragic but shrewdly humorous tale of a family whose happiness is destroyed as a result of unemployment.

Cast: Only one known...


Thanks to Dave Matthews. So desperate were audiences to see this play about life in a northern town during the Thirties depression, that in towns without a theatre it would play twice daily in cinemas. By the end of 1935 this 'dangerous play' had been seen by more than a million people.