Based on an original novel by Mrs G. Linnaeus-Banks, the narrative features well-known characters and events in Manchester’s history. Encompassing events leading up to the Peterloo Massacre this is an ensemble piece with lovely tuneful music and lots of drama. The story begins in 1799 when the infant Jabez is found, Moses-like, on the banks of the Irwell and is adopted by Bess. With Joshua Brookes the local parson looking out for him, Jabez begins to make his way in the world. An unmissable event.
- Jabez Clegg: Tom Pinnock/Wayne Holt
- Bessie Clegg: Nina Williamson
- Thomas Hulme: Dez Renshaw
- Matthew Cooper: Richard Frost
- Parson Joshua Brookes: Dean Sumner
- Augusta Ashton: Dawn Flint
- Mr Ashton: Hugh Wolfson
- Mrs Ashton: Sandie McGuire
- Ellen Chadwick: Sarah Goodier/Victoria Bennett/Cyanne Holt
- Mr Chadwick: Frank Boylan
- Mrs Chadwick: Helen Ellis
- Laurence Aspinall: Andrew Higson
- Mrs Aspinall: Marina Anderson
- Kit Townley: Joe Douglas
- Ben Travis: Hugh Everett
Additional Characters played by:
- Victoria Bennett
- Hannah Bowley
- Julie Broadbent
- Jill Chamberlain
- Laura Corcoran
- Lorraine Dallas
- Alison Eastham
- Nick Eastham
- Kathryn Goggins
- Natalie Goodier
- Rebecca Haden
- Vicki Jones
- Simon Kennedy
- Jane Lewis
- Dave McGuire
- Mike Nicholson
- Sid Robbins
- Peter Roberts
- Bernie Taylor
- Amy Warhurst
- Lisa Woodhead
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