Barnbow Canaries

Barnbow Canaries

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Barnbow Canaries

By Alice Nutter


First performed at West Yorkshire Playhouse on 15 June 2016, and published by Oberson Books. How often do you get a chance to be a part of a world amateur premier!


Barnbow Canaries is the true story of a group of female munition workers at the secret Barnbow Factory in Leeds during First World War. Their story has been forgotten by most and this play seeks to address that showing, with power and conviction, the many injustices that the women suffered and the hazardous conditions they had to work in.


There is also a rich vein of humour in the writing and contemporary first world war songs and music of the era is woven throughout. This is a beautiful play full of heart and female solidarity, based on a true story. This play that will make you laugh, cry and think.


Directed by Paul Chewins