Character:

Frank Owen

Playwright: 
Stephen Lowe, adapted from Robert Tressell

Director: 
Stephen Daldry

Venue: 
Sheffield Crucible

Status:
Completed play.  Initially performed by the Metro Theatre Company, which toured their production for over two years (1985-7)

The story of a group of house painters who are joined by Owen, an artist and journeyman-prophet with a vision of a just society.  Owen attempts to rouse his fellow workers from their complacency with spirited attacks on the greed and dishonesty of the capitalist system.


  • Recent article on the author of the novel on which this play is based, Robert Tressell