Behold Ye Ramblers

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A new play by Neil Gore

From the voices of ramblers and campaigners to the songs and poetry inspired by past and current struggles, Behold Ye Ramblers is a new play about the rise of the The Clarion newspaper and the organisations formed by its readership, including the Clarion Cyclists, Clarion Vans, Clarion Vocal Unions and Bands as well as rambling clubs, like the famous Sheffield Clarion Ramblers.

These late Victorian and early Edwardian pioneers promoted Socialism and healthy outdoor pursuits under the banner Fellowship Is Life.

Many organised regular cycling excursions, as Clarion ‘Scouts’, handing out leaflets and selling newspapers to promote Socialism, and others organised expeditions across open moors and mountains to protect footpaths whilst campaigning for the right to roam, bringing them into conflict with landowners, gamekeepers and laws prioritising private property over the wellbeing of others.

At its height The Clarion regularly sold between 30,000 and 70,000 a week and was popular because of its informal accessibility from the range of stories, jokes and verses that appeared in its pages, and it had a huge influence upon public opinion. 

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Dave Wilson - 2023-07-04

A theatre with a fantastic history, the restaurant and bar area revamped to bring it up to modern standard.

Dorothy Palmer - 2023-07-09

Lovely little theatre with a very varied programme. Good bar, and a lovely atmosphere.

Helen Conolly - 2023-07-08

An intimate, cosy and comfortable theatre. Friendly and helpful staff. Pleasant bar area.
Rosehill consistently provides fantastic shows. We are fortunate to attract such talented performers to visit our theatre.

John Shallcross - 2023-07-07

Excellent productions in a friendly first class theatre. I haven't been disappointed, yet.

Linda Tranter - 2023-07-05

Rosehill is a hidden gem. The theatre is special and makes you feel as if you are going some where special.

Peter Hinde - 2023-07-06

Superb venue, clean, and the theatre is beautiful. Saw a film for the first time last night, sound and picture were awesome. Highly recommended.

Philip Baker - 2023-07-10


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