Tinned Goods

Fiona Whitelaw

Sue and Rachel have not spoken since the miners walked out three months earlier. Can political principle ever be worth more than a lifelong friendship?

Tinned Goods is a new play set during the miners’ strike, which will tour nationally in March and April 2016.

Divided from former friends by their choice to strike, the women of a tight-knit community battle to save their way of life. Fault lines are exposed, forgotten wrongs resurface and loyalties are pushed to the limit as the miners’ wives move from the background to centre stage…

With the historical context in mind and fast and fluid dialogue, Tinned Goods is entertaining and thought-provoking in equal measure. It plays at Arcola for one night only.