Idle Women of the Wartime Waterways

Idle Women of the Wartime Waterways


Tales of cargo, calamities and cocoa.

A double bill of theatre, poetry and music to whisk you back to the days of World War II when a shortage of crews to keep the working boats going brought a new breed of boater to the canal. Young women took on 72’ narrow boats with 55 tons of war supplies, and a whole new way of life...

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Alarum Theatre

Age guideline: 14+

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