ALARUM THEATRE

We are a touring theatre company telling the stories of ordinary women doing extraordinary things.

Our current show Idle Women of the Wartime Waterways is all about the women who did their bit for the war effort by working on the canal boats. At the time they were called ‘trainees’ but after the war they acquired the nickname Idle Women – not very flattering but a great name for a show! Our double bill of theatre, poetry and songs (based on very thorough research) shares their stories – including how they got that nickname.

To find out more about them and about the show (including our touring plans for 2018) follow the links. And if you would like to support us with a suggestion for venue or a donation get in touch via the Contacts page.

Idle Women of the Wartime Waterways
Idle Women of the Wartime Waterways

PRAISE FOR IDLE WOMEN 2017

A powerful reminder of the crucial role women played in keeping the country running during the war.

Theatre Things, 26/4/17

 Both women are exceptional storytellers, their performances brimming over with personality and linguistic virtuosity.

London City Nights, 24/4/17

Idle Women of the Waterway Waterways makes a delightful evening and if you find this show is coming to a canal near you then make an effort to catch it!

London Grip, 27/4/17

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Thank you to ABNB boat brokerage who have supported us since Autumn 2016 with advertising, flyers and posters.

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