THE MANCHESTER RAMBLER
EWAN MACCOLL AND THE MASS TRESPASS OF 1932
A play with songs by Matthew Knights
In 1932 Ewan MacColl, then known as Jimmy Miller was one of the hundreds of young people who took part in the Mass Trespass onto Kinder Scout in the Peak District to protest against the private ownership of the countryside. Late in life, he reminisces about his role as an artist in the social struggle and what the significance of the trespass should be to us today.
The play is currently in development and received a rehearsed reading at the Tron Theatre - Glasgow, directed by Joe Douglas and supported by the Tom McGrath Trust.