Yes! Yes! UCS!Townsend ProductionsThis event has now finished
It’s 1971 and, straight out of school, Aggy McGraw gets a job at Fairfields shipyard in Govan a week before the new Tory government decides to stop investment in ‘lame duck’ industries, including shipbuilding on the Clyde. Facing an uncertain future, with nothing to lose except her job, Aggy is swept up into the famous ‘Work In’ to demonstrate that shipbuilding has a future, and that the jobs, traditions, skills and communities can be saved.
Yes! Yes! U.C.S! is a celebration of the community solidarity and collective resistance inspired and led by Upper Clyde Shipbuilders’ shop stewards Jimmy Reid and Jimmy Airlie, attracting national and international support that led to victory in the fight for Right to Work.
Powerful theatrical storytelling combines with live rock and folk music from the early 70s and graphic art animated projection to bring a meaningful message of hope, social justice and the fight for the right to work in this new drama, marking the 50th anniversary of the Upper Clyde shipbuilders work-in .
"A company making a name for delivering, vivid politically committed theatre"The Observer
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