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The Cradle Will Rock

Issue No. 2228

Book early to make sure you catch this revival of a brilliant pro-union, 1930s US musical.

It’s set in “Steeltown USA” where the steel workers are unionising.

The union faces sinister boss Mr Mister, who has the local newspaper, the courts and Reverend Salvation in his back pocket.

Cradle Will Rock was originally directed and conceived by Orson Welles in 1937. The US state tried—and failed—to ban it.

The Cradle Will Rock
Director Mehmet Ergen
Arcola Theatre, East London
24 November to 18 December

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Tue 16 Nov 2010, 18:08 GMT
Issue No. 2228
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