Musical play about the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders work-in
Wednesday 27 April, 7:00pm
West Pilton Neighourhood Centre, 19 West Pilton Grove, Edinburgh EH4 4BY
Tickets: £5 (NEA Ordinary Member), £9 (NEA Associate), £12 (Full Price), £5 (Concession)
Townsend Productions present the world premiere of ‘Yes Yes UCS’ – a new musical play to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders (UCS) work-in.
It’s 1971 and Aggy McGraw, straight out of school, gets an office job at Fairfields shipyard in Govan a week before the new Tory government decides to stop any investment in what they call ‘lame duck’ industries, which includes shipbuilding on the Clyde. Facing an uncertain future, she has nothing to lose, except her job, and is swept up into the famous ‘Work In’ to demonstrate to the government that shipbuilding has a future – that the jobs, traditions, skills and communities can be saved.
Yes! Yes! UCS! is real, raw, and riveting’.
Amber O’ Connell, Yorkshire Live