IT IS 200 years since a group of West Yorkshire textile workers staged a rebellion and created a word for those who resist change that is still used today.
And now to mark the anniversary of the Luddite uprising, the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield is staging a newly-written play, RE:VOLT, which explores the personal turmoil of those who were involved.
The play was commissioned by the theatre, which won a grant from the Big Lottery Fund to host a series of events under the umbrella title of Uprising to mark the bicentennial.
RE:VOLT was created by Holme-based playwright Kate Griffin and is directed by Adam Sunderland from Marsden. The producer Rose Cuthbertson has worked at the LBT and is a trustee for Red Ladder Theatre, Leeds, and the Square Chapel for the Arts in Halifax.
The cast of 25 is drawn from Huddersfield and the surrounding areas – making this a truly local production.
Tickets for the play, which runs from Thursday, June 28, until Saturday, June 30, are £10 (£8 for concessions). Contact the box office on 01484 430528, www.thelbt.org