The curtain will rise on a new play tomorrow (Wednesday, March 27) to mark the 50th anniversary of Corby Trades and Labour Club.
If Bricks Could Talk, written by Paula Boulton, author of Women of Steel, is being staged at the club, in Stuart Road.
The play is being performed by a cast combining members of Corby Women’s Theatre Group, Shout Youth Theatre, Arts Alive and friends from the trade union movement.
It tells the story of how, 50 years ago, ordinary people paid a shilling a brick to build a base for the Labour and trade union movement and charts the club’s progress.
Paula said: “With so many working men’s clubs closing, it is important to record the contribution they have made to weaving the fabric of life in the town. The play may be about the Labour Club but the characters could be from any club.”
If Bricks Could Talk will be the first production in the club showcasing extensive refurbishments made possible through a £50,000 grant received last year from WREN, which supports community organisations.
Tickets are £5 and £3 for concessions and are available from the Rooftop Gallery, in the former library above Queens Square, Corby, from 11am until 4pm.