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Tinned Goods - 2016

A new play 'Tinned Goods' set during the miners' strike

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Caroline Frewin
23 Mar 2016
A new play 'Tinned Goods' set during the miners' strike


Dear Fionn

I am writing to you to let you know about a passionate new play 'Tinned Goods' that is visiting Nottingham Arts Theatre next week on 1st April 2016.

Tea and Tenacity

'Tinned Goods' is set during the miners strike and is from the women's perspective telling the story of two friends whose friendship and community has been torn apart by the strike.

Passionate, uplifting and with a fabulous ensemble cast it promises to entertain and inspire in equal measure.

We hope that the play will inspire audiences to become politicised and united against those who seek to take away their rights and as well as learn about one of the most bitter strikes in British history, from the women's perspectives.

Judging from audience responses so far, it really is worth watching. Ex miner and union activist Graham Fletcher wrote in an email to me following the performance:  "it was powerful and professional. It also captured the mood and drama of those events during the miners political fight. As I said on the night, I have the T: Shirt, the scars and the spilt blood, so I am quite well placed to make a judgement." GMB union members wrote on social media that it was "a great night, brilliant play."

Our electronic flyer is below and you can book directly with the venue here:-

Kind regards,

Caroline Frewin

Notts Theatre


Tinned Goods

Sue and Rachel have not spoken since the miners walked out three months earlier. With their friendship suffering under the strain of politics, picket lines and principles, forgotten wrongs resurface and loyalties are pushed to the limit. In this tight-knit town, as the miners’ wives move from background to centre-stage, can the women find a voice in a battle to save their relationships and their way of life?

Of Tea and Tenacity’s debut production, ‘First Do No Harm’:

"This work entertains and illuminates in equal measure" -
P Lowe

“Powerful, fast moving and topical” - Wisbech Standard

Tour Dates

11 March 2016, Brindley Studio, Runcorn 0151 907 8360
12 March 2016, Salford Arts Centre 0161 925 0111
18 March 2016, mac Birmingham 0121 446 3232
19 March 2016, Artrix, Bromsgrove 01527 577330
24 March 2016, Storey Theatre, Lancaster 01524 582394
30 March 2016, Greenwich Theatre 020 8858 7755
31 March 2016, Lichfield Garrick 01543 412121
1 April 2016, Nottingham Arts Theatre 0115 947 6096
2 April 2016, Liverpool Unity 0151 709 4988
3 April 2016, London Arcola 020 7503 1646

With kind support from Unite the Union and the Arts Council England.
Photograph © Martin Shakeshaft