Hindle Wakes

Stanley Houghton

2 - 9 April 2022

In Hindle, Lancashire, just before the First World War, a determined mill girl Fanny Hawthorn returns from Blackpool. She claims to have been there with her friend. But when her parents find out the truth, they set out to ensure the mill owner's son does the decent thing. Fanny has her own ideas…

One of the first plays to have a working class female protagonist, Hindle Wakes was hugely controversial at the time of its writing.