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It is 1985 and a group of proactive miner's wives are hosting a festive fundraising party to collect for the hungry families in their community and we're all invited. Babs and her best friend Jackie are putting on a night to remember.
Join us for an evening of boogie, bingo and banter.
Celebrate a shared strength and dignity in unity; to stand up against the injustice that threatens to destroy our homes, history and identity all while dancing the night away to Wham!



Due to unforeseen circumstances the performance of ON THE LINE is now on the first floor and has restrictions to disability access, requiring patrons to navigate stairs in order to enter the performance space. There is no access lift to the upper floors.

We are extremely regretful and sorry for any difficulties caused by this last minute change of circumstances.

Any audiences members who require disabled access wishing to see the show, should contact the venue directly to discuss options at the following:


In ON THE LINE we draw parallels between Thatcher's "Divide and Rule" tactics and today's political agenda, opening up a moment in recent history and making it more immediate to today.
Our audience is encouraged to bring a food donation to the party that will then go directly to those Londoners most in need. Partnered with a London food bank, we are supporting parts of our own community that are forced to live on the line.

Length of the play: one hour plus 80's disco afterwards.
Doors open after 7pm for a PRE- SHOW.
Show starts at 7.30pm.
Online tickets reservation will end at 5pm on Friday October 7th.
Seats will most probably still be available on the door.

Written by Aled Pedrick
Directed by: Yasmeen Arden
Performed by: Judith Amsenga, Jeremy Hancock, Dominik Golding and Charlotte Higgins.
Music performed by Kevin Potton

The show includes a short film capturing the voices of the women who are volunteering at the soup kitchen. Here, we get to see "behind the scenes" and in to the heart of everyday life for them and their families. We hear the striker's wives stories, inspired by the true stories of the real women sharing their laughter and struggle with us. We see the unity and friendships forged against all odds to empower themselves and their communities. We are privileged to have a wonderful cast of seven actors who will star in this short film and we are determined to give their work the appropriate result.

Our short film cast includes: Penny Lisle, Susan Burton, Nita Mistry, Jill Riddiford, Verity Arden, Judith Amsenga and Charlotte Higgins.

Writer Aled Pedrick is the son of a coal miner. His mother was pregnant with him during a year long strike and his sister was just one year old. So, both parents without income for 12 months, with a young family. His family, as many families in this community, are still paying the price of financial devastation this caused and will always be in debt as a result.

ON THE LINE is brought to you by Robyn Bennet in collaboration with Robin Linde Productions and MERGE Festival.


Platform Southwark, (View)
1 Joan Street, London, SE1
London SE1
United Kingdom



Kid Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!


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