The Happy Lands

Synopsis A Theatre Workshop Scotland Production developed and created along with members of the mining communities of Fife, Scotland. It’s the General Strike 1926 – only seven years after the slaughter of the trenches, miners unions lead the country against savage austerity cuts handed to the nation by a Liberal-Conservative government. Set in the village …

“That is what you did back then – you supported each other. When [my father] broke his back in an accident years later, the pit refused to accept liability. But the other miners held collections on pay day to look after our family until he could go back to work." - The Happy Land's Margaret Feeley to the Sunday Mirror

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A Theatre Workshop Scotland Production developed and created along with members of the mining communities of Fife, Scotland.

Inspired by true stories from local families in Fife, the Happy Lands follows the journey of law-abiding citizens who become law-breakers in a heroic battle against the state. It’s never a good time to stand up for your rights – but it’s always the right time.

Biography

Robert Rae an award winning film and theatre Director, Producer and Writer. Robert was Artistic Director of Theatre Workshop Scotland from 1996 to 2014. His diverse range of work for both adult and children’s audiences reflects a passionate concern for  outsider experience – placing their culture and history at the heart of the creative process. …