Fri, 08 Apr | Crediton

Yes! Yes! UCS!

It’s 1971, and Aggy McGraw, fresh out of school, gets an office job at Upper Clyde Shipbuilders just a week before it’s threatened with closure. With nothing to lose she is swept up in the U.C.S. ‘Work In’. Tickets £10/£8 available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/creditonartscentre
Tickets available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/creditonartscentre
Yes! Yes! UCS!

Time & Location

08 Apr, 19:30
Crediton, East St, Crediton EX17 3AX, UK

About the Event

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.

Townsend Theatre Productions’ new play 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’s Reid and Airlie, attracting massive national and international support that led to victory in the fight for Right to Work.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono sent a bunch of roses

with message for the people of Glasgow; it read:

“Power to the People!”

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