Arts & Culture, Performing Arts

Radio version of play plus Q & A 'We Are The Lions Mr Manager'

Sat 11 Nov
Arts & Culture, Performing Arts

Radio version of play plus Q & A 'We Are The Lions Mr Manager'

Sat 11 Nov
The remarkable story of Jayaben Desai the inspirational leader of the 1976-78 Grunwick Film Processing Factory Strike.
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Radio play version and Q & A 'We Are The Lions Mr Manger' a new play by neil Gore


The remarkable story of Jayaben Desai the inspirational leader of the 1976-78 Grunwick Film Processing Factory Strike.


She was recently amongst the women who have had the biggest impact on women’s lives over the past 70 years as part of the Radio 4 Women’s Hour Power List.


She brought the issue of workplace exploitation and racism to the fore, challenged the perception of Asian women being inherently passive and docile, whilst having the measure of the most brutish and charmless of her managers, telling them:

“What you are running here is not a factory, it is a zoo. But in a zoo there are many types of animals. Some are monkeys who dance on your fingertips, others are lions who can bite your head off. We are the lions, Mr. Manager!”


She not only stood up for workers’ rights and against oppression with selfless dedication, but with her steadfast resolve, she turned the dispute into a national movement for human rights and dignity inspiring future generations.


                       Townsend Productions: ‘...a company making a name for delivering

                                                           vivid, politically committed theatre’ - The Observer.


 


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