It's The Wrong Way to Tickle Mary
A new comedy drama by MaD Theatre Company
8 September 2018 — 21 November 2018
Venues: Lowry Theatre, Touchstones Theatre, Bury Met Theatre, Working Class Movement Library
The Delaney Theatre Group invite you on a funny and poignant journey through the north-west’s rich cultural history back to the time of the suffragettes and the First World War.
Young women make munitions in a Salford factory run by Mr Percy Shufflebottom Esquire, whose wife is a militant suffragette. Mrs Isabella Shufflebottom encourages the girls to pilfer the explosives to use in her campaigns, without her hen-pecked hubby’s knowledge and much to the delight of her feisty daughters.
It’s The Wrong Way To Tickle Mary is an irreverent and heart-warming look at what life was probably like in the north west a hundred years ago and if life has changed for the better, or at all. . .
MaD Theatre Company performed Conceived in a Curry House in 2016 and a brand-new adaptation of Shelagh Delaney’s Sweetly Sings the Donkey in 2017 to sold-out audiences at the Lowry Theatre. It’s The Wrong Way to Tickle Mary promises to bring the laughter and poignancy of these two productions and more.
Monday 8 & Tuesday 9 October 2018, Lowry Theatre
Thursday 18 October 2018, Touchstones Theatre, Rochdale Literature & Arts Festival
Tuesday 30 October 2018, Bury Met Theatre
MaD Theatre: Scenes from the play 'It's the wrong way to tickle Mary'
Working Class Movement Library (project partner), Salford Crescent
Wednesday 21 November 2018
To coincide with the Library’s suffrage centenary exhibition Votes for Women… or Votes for Ladies? this autumn, the Delaney Theatre Group invite you on a funny and poignant journey through the north west’s rich cultural history to the time of the suffragettes and the First World War.
This event will feature selected scenes from Mad Theatre Company’s new play, It’s the Wrong Way to Tickle Mary, which premières at Salford’s Lowry Theatre in October 2018. MaD writer/directors Rob Lees and Jill Hughes will then join cast members to discuss their experience of creating and staging the play in an audience-led Q & A session.
It’s the Wrong Way to Tickle Mary is part of major project Housing, Culture and Women's Citizenship in Britain, c.1945 to the present, which is led by Professor Selina Todd at the University of Oxford and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (Project Reference: AH/S00002X/1) and the University of Oxford John Fell Fund.
Project partners also include the Guinness Partnership (affordable housing registered provider), the Working Class Movement Library, Salford Women’s Aid and Charlotte Delaney: