- Doors Open: 7:30 pm
- Event Start: 8:00 pm
- Adult: £8.00
- Concession: £7.00
YES YES UCS!
Townsend Theatre Productions’ new play Yes Yes UCS 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.
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.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono sent a bunch of roses with message for the people of Glasgow; it read:
“Power to the People!”
Townsend Theatre Productions are a professional community interest company (CIC) with an outstanding reputation for producing imaginative, entertaining, socially relevant live theatre and community education of the highest quality that reaches new audiences in areas of low cultural engagement.
Their work focuses on promoting powerful narratives, creating carefully researched drama drawing on real-life events. They employ a flexible, inclusive and accessible performance style and encourage audience involvement. They celebrate overlooked figures in our national history who have strived for positive social change, whilst detailing the practical and cultural challenges that continue to face working people.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ” It’ll leave you wondering, does it get any better!’ Ron Simpson Read the full review
⭐⭐⭐⭐’Yes! Yes! UCS! is real, raw, and riveting’.
Amber O’ Connell Read the full review
⭐⭐⭐⭐‘The balance between human interest & the bigger picture is well struck, & the show’s themes & motifs certainly remain relevant today’
Sara Smith Read the full review