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Thread #15569 Message #141092
Posted By: bobby's girl
26-Nov-99 - 06:26 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Tolpuddle Man (Graham Moore)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Tolpuddle Man
To George - I remember the sessions at the Tigers Head, and good days they were too, if a little cramped! 'Tolpuddle Man' has been performed on a regular basis by Endangered Species, a Dorset-based folk theatre company. I've seen them perform several times, but the most memorable times are when they perform the play in the old Crown Court in Dorchester, which is the actual court where the Martyrs were tried and convicted. It still looks exactly as it did then, and the whole thing is very spooky. This year they performed the play on the weekend of the Trade Union Rally at Tolpuddle, and the following day, Graham sang Tolpuddle Man outside the Martyrs Inn in Tolpuddle - a very emotional experience!