Liverpool - Friday 28th - Saturday 29th April 2017


Liverpool Central Library 7pm

Following their sell-out performances of the ragged trousered philanthropists last year, North West based theatre group Costal productions are very kindly going to perform  the play as part of the Bob Tressell festival.

Their take on the adaptation written by Tom McLennan earned the gang rave reviews.


"RTP StHelens is as inspirational as it is relevant. Well done to a superb team of activists, artistes and actors."

Conor McGinn MP for St Helens North


"The play was great and politically entertaining.

I loved the aggressive slant, the increase of open politics and the music was very good."

Audience Member.


Tickets for this event are £10 or £8 Concessions

+ £1 booking fee.

Book your ticket on the link below.





This event will begin at 3.30pm with a wreath laying ceremony at Robert Tressell's grave.


We will then go into the chapel where local historian Ken Pye will talk to us about working class life in Victorian Liverpool.

Finally the newly sculptured Robert Tressell Bust will be unvieled by its creator Nigel Sales.

The bust will then take up permanent residence at its new home in Rice Lane City Farm for visitors to come and see.

This event is free and all our welcome.



The Bob Tressell Lecture THE ADELPHI

The evening event at the Adelphi will begin at 7.00pm.


The speakers will talk the comparison between working class life in the day of Robert Tressell, to modern day Britian under a Tory governments austerity policy.


Speakers include


John Mc Donnell MP

Liverpool born John is Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer . He became the Member of Parliament (MP) for Hayes and Harlington in 1997.


Tosh McDonald

Tosh is president of the train drivers union ASLEF.


'The great money trick'

Performed by

Costal Productions


Music will also be provided by

Stephen Smith

Stephen is  a protest singer/songwriter from Merseyside.


Admission to this event is by ticket only.

A minimum donation of £1 is required.

You can register for your ticket on the link below.




Friday                           Saturday

Bob Tressell Lecture The ragged trousered philanthropists