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Taking Our Time 1995

The Red Brick Auditorium, Square Chapel, Halifax

March 1995

Taking  Our Time is a red Ladder play set in the Calder Valley of the 1840's.  It chronicles the lives of the Greenwood family as they struggle to come to  terms with the changing lives of the handloom weavers of West Yorkshire as the industrial revolution changes landscapes and  lifestyles.

Orginal music by Christoper Reason, arranged for this production by Dave Nelson.


Mill worker - Anna

Mill worker, Clog dancer - Becky

Mrs Edwards, Outworker/Weaver, Clog dancer - Caroline

Outworker/Weaver, Clog dancer - Charlotte

Mill worker, Clog dancer - Claire

Major Burnside - Hamish

Soldier, Mill worker, Calderwike Juggler - Jerry

Outworker/Weaver - Jessica

Dorothy Greenwood - Joanna

Travelling Clown - Joanne

Fred, Soldier, Outworker/Weaver, Calderwike Juggler - Joe

Preacher – John G

William - John S

Mr Miller, Soldier, Mill worker - Ken

Mary Greenwood - Laura

Knocker-Up, Mill worker, Clog dancer - Leanne

Mill worker, Clog dancer - Louise

Mrs Ackroyd, Mill worke, Clog dancer - Marianne

Jack Bidwell, Soldier - Mark

Elsie Carter - Megan

Outworker/Weaver - Nichola

Soldier, Mill worker - Paul

Outworker/Weaver, Clog dancer - Rachel

Narrator - Sarah B

Annie, Mill worker, Clog dancer - Sarah C

Jenny Greenwood - Suzie

James Ackroyd - Thomas F

Peter - Thomas N

John Greenwood - Tom D

Mill worker, Clog dancer - Vicki

Sarah Greenwood - Zoe


Keyboards - Dave Nelson, Jessica & Marriane

Violin - Katherine

Guitar - Hamish

Flute - Nichola

Percussion - Becky, Sarah & Vicki

Directed by Gillie Kerrod & Frank Brown

Music by Dave Nelson

Set by John Lambert

Costume by Jaqui Lambert

Choreography by Liz Titley

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