Scuttlers
Paperback, 88 pages ISBN: 9781848424814Publication Date:
5 Feb 2015
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 88 pages ISBN: 9781780015637Publication Date:
12 Feb 2015
£9.99 £6.49You save £3.50 (35%)
First Staged:
Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, 2015

Scuttlers

By Rona Munro

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A thrillingly fast-paced play about youthful disaffection, protest and violence, drawing on the history of the Scuttlers, the youth gangs of nineteenth-century Manchester.

It’s 1882 and the streets of Manchester are crackling with energy, youth and violence.

As workers pour into Ancoats to power the Industrial Revolution, 50,000 people are crammed into one square mile. The mills rumble thunderously day and night. The air is thick with smoke. Life is lived large and lived on the street. This is the world’s very first industrial suburb and the young mill workers form the very first urban gangs, fighting over their territory with belts, fists and knives.

Invisible in history, their lives, deaths, loves, lusts and defiant energy tell stories that will repeat and repeat over the decades that follow.

Scuttlers by Rona Munro was first performed at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, in 2015. 

With nine leading roles and a large cast of mill workers and gang members, Scuttlers is well suited to performance by schools and youth groups, who will enjoy its physical energy and dramatic storyline.

Press Quotes

'dark, grimy, ripe with dangerous excitement... claustrophobic and intoxicating, opening a soot-smeared window into the past, as well as holding up a cracked mirror to our present'

The Times

'the writing is a mix of the lyrical and the iron-clad... invokes the grim, dirty poetry of everyday survival'

Guardian

'impressive... an uncomfortable eye-opener'

The Stage

'ha[s] an intoxicating energy... the action sequences are a rush to watch'

Exeunt Magazine
Paperback, 88 pages ISBN: 9781848424814Publication Date:
5 Feb 2015
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 88 pages ISBN: 9781780015637Publication Date:
12 Feb 2015
£9.99 £6.49You save £3.50 (35%)

Also by Rona Munro:

Mary Barton (stage version)
The Basement Flat
Fugue
The Astronaut's Chair
The Maiden Stone
Pandas
Long Time Dead
The James Plays
Little Eagles
Strawberries in January
James I: The Key Will Keep the Lock
Your Turn to Clean the Stair
The Indian Boy
The Last Witch
Saturday at the Commodore
The House of Bernarda Alba
Iron
James III: The True Mirror
James II: Day of the Innocents
Gilt
Your Turn to Clean the Stair & Fugue

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