The Union Makes Us Strong

1868, Manchester: The Trades Union Congress is born.

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of the TUC, the Manchester Mechanics Trust have commissioned Banner Theatre to create a full-length show to mark the occasion and look to the future.

Focusing on key moments of workers’ struggle, The Union Makes Us Strong (working title) reconnects today’s generation with the hard won achievements of the past to inspire real change for the many in the years ahead.

Blending music, song, drama, archive footage and contemporary interviews, the show will premiere in Manchester on 2 June 2018, before touring nationally till December 2018.