From the Fire (3 stars)

This article is from 2011.

From the Fire

Tightly directed show based on New York’s Triangle Factory Fire of 1911

There is some formidable talent at play in this tightly directed show, telling the story of New York’s Triangle Factory Fire of 1911, in which hundreds perished due to poor working conditions. Although set 100 years ago, the themes resonate today, as the women sing of long hours, little pay and the unforgiving liberties taken with immigrants desperate for work.

Zoo Roxy, 662 6892, until 20 Aug, 10.30am, £10–£12 (£10).

From the Fire

  • 3 stars

Imagine it’s Saturday, late afternoon. You take your slim pay, fold it twice and then a girl cries ‘fire’! A haunting dramatisation of the uprising of 20,000 young women in New York City and the infamous Triangle Factory Fire of 1911, which galvanised social change. Public outrage over the event instigated the progressive…

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