United We Stand

A new play by Neil Gore

Film billboard for United We Stand

In 1972 tens of thousands of building workers won the first national strike in the industry for better pay and conditions. ‘Flying pickets left the contractors reeling. The Tory government and the large building companies wanted revenge, and the ‘Shrewsbury 24’ were put on trial in the following year.

Bristol Bierkeller Theatre
All Saints’ Street
Bristol BS1 2NA

Tickets: £11.00/£6.00 (Unwaged/Students/Senior Citizens)
Mon 16 Feb, 19:30 – 21:30 – book here
Tue 17 Feb, 19:30 – 21:30 – book here

Box office: 0117 9302464

More information about the play can be found here – United We Stand


  1. I was inspired by this play with it’s combination of theatrical entertainment, music and song with a strong message for trade unionists. It left me wanting to do more and help overturn an injustice done to fellow trade unionists more than 40 years previously.

    Terry Renshaw, one of the Shewsbury 24, led a discussion on some of the issues raised by the play and highlighted that the trial was a conspiracy by the judiciary, police, government and security forces of the day to punish workers for organising a successful strike.

    Every activist within the movement should make it a priority to see this play.


  2. Sharp, funny, entertaining and a real eye-opener – a vital piece of workers’ history with a key message for today.

    Don’t miss it!


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