THE NORTHERNERS To 19 April.

London.

THE NORTHERNERS
by Harold Brighouse.

Finborough Theatre above The Finborough Road Brasserie 118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED To 19 April 2010.
Sun-Mon 7.30pm.
Runs 2hr 15min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652 (24hr No booking fee).
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 11 April.

Tough, compassionate drama overdue revival.
“Bosses Step Up War on Labour” said a newspaper headline in the Finborough Road Brasserie. It could be summarising Harold Brighouse’s drama – written in 1914 but set almost a century earlier during England’s Industrial Revolution, as last independent home-weaver Matthew Butterworth is forced into the Barlows’ satanic mill of a factory, squeezed by necessities like a corner-shop owner buckling under supermarket pressures. Butterworth throws in his lot with the weavers who’r

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