Theatre For Wakefield Project: Blow Down - Red Ladder Theatre Company

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Theatre For Wakefield Project: Blow Down

In partnership with The Cluntergate Centre, we will help to deliver its Theatre for Wakefield project and work to deepen the reach and impact of cultural offerings in Wakefield by taking Theatre Royal Wakefield’s production of Blow Down to three venues across Wakefield in early 2023. The project has been made possible thanks to funding from Wakefield Council’s Culture Grant.

Blow Down is a funny and poignant play that marks the recent demolition of the iconic cooling towers at Ferrybridge Power Station, in the words of those who lived and worked beneath them.

Scripted by award-winning playwright Garry Lyons and based on stories collected from the local community in Ferrybridge and Knottingley, Blow Down is a hilarious, gritty, and thought-provoking show with music about a typical post-industrial Yorkshire town.

From the raucous seventies to the recession and decline in the 2000s, it tells the tale of the area through the experiences of people who have lived there, offering surprising insights, authenticity, and humour.

Listen here to our audio introduction to the play



As part of the Theatre for Wakefield project, Blow Down will be showing at three venues in Wakefield in 2023. Tickets are now available to buy below. 

Friday 17th February – Grove Hall, South Kirkby

Saturday 18th February – The Cluntergate Centre, Horbury

Sunday 19th February – The Queen’s Mill, Castleford


All performances are supported with a Culture Grant by Wakefield Council.