Don't miss thrilling new play Red Ellen at Nottingham Playhouse next year

Red Ellen

Monday, 20th September 2021, 12:00 am

Nottingham Playhouse, April 13 to 30, 2022.

Rescheduled and much-anticipated, Caroline Bird’s new drama turns the spotlight on one of the most striking figures in British politics during the first half of the 20th century.The play tells the story of Labour MP Ellen Wilkinson, who, among many incredible achievements, battled to save Jewish refugees in Nazi Germany, and led 200 workers in the Jarrow crusade – a march from Newcastle, through Nottingham and the Midlands to deliver a petition to reduce unemployment and poverty to London.The play captures her reckless energy and brings to life her inspiring feats of social justice, in an epic tale of one woman’s mission to create a better world... while having affairs with communist spies, government ministers and bumping into the likes of Albert Einstein and Ernest Hemingway.

Details: For more on how to get hold of tickets, you can go to

See the new play Red Ellen next year at Nottingham Playhouse

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.

In order for us to continue to provide high quality and trusted local news on this free-to-read site, I am asking you to also please purchase a copy of our newspaper.

Our journalists are highly trained and our content is independently regulated by IPSO to some of the most rigorous standards in the world. But being your eyes and ears comes at a price. So we need your support more than ever to buy our newspapers.

With the coronavirus lockdowns having had a major impact on many of our local valued advertisers - and consequently the advertising that we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you helping us to provide you with news and information by buying a copy of our newspaper.

Thank you