Summer 2016

IDLE A5alarumA new venture for 2016: a waterways tour with Heather Wastie, current Poet Laureate for Worcestershire, in a double bill. Idle Women of the Wartime Waterways will whisk you back to the days of the second world war when there was plenty of work for the narrow boats but not enough good crews. So, young women joined the Women’s Training Scheme and learned to handle a pair of loaded boats on a round trip from London to Birmingham and back via Coventry.

During June and July we have toured pubs and waterside venues on the Staffs & Worc and Shropshire Union canals. Click on the poster on the right for more details.

And here for a quick link to the map of all the waterside venues we visited. We are taking a summer break now but we’ve had such a positive response to the show that we are already planning several shows in the autumn as well a further tour next year.

Here are some of the audience comments from our last show of the tour at THE SHROPPIE FLY, AUDLEM

“Great evening – well worth 17 locks to see!!”

“Brilliant entertainment, expertly performed.”

“Wonderful, refreshing, original.”