Footprints Festival

Shake the City

See It Safely
12 July -
18 July 2022


“You are brave and together we are strong.”

Lori, Wendy, Margaret and Heather have set up their own makeshift Women’s Liberation Movement meetings in the fight for equal pay. The women of the John Collier’s clothworking factory are standing on the cusp of a shining new decade but what lengths must they go to in order to unpick the rotten seams of a stiff-necked factory?

Shake the City brings the forgotten clothworkers’ strikes of 1970 into stark relief. Developed by Leeds Playhouse, it is written and directed by Johnstone Creative Associate Millie Gaston with designs by Creative Associate Caitlin Mawhinney.





Millie Gaston
Our Johnstone Creative Associate, Millie, is a writer and theatre maker from Leeds. Alongside creating her own work, Millie has previously worked with Northern Broadsides and has been supported by Leeds Playhouse and Harrogate Theatre.
Caitlin Mawhinney
Associate Designer
One of our Creative Associates, Caitlin is a Set and Costume Designer and Model Maker from North Yorkshire. Her work has seen main stages and unconventional spaces across the country spanning theatre, film, immersive performance and installation.




12 July -
18 July 2022

Running time: 75 minutes.

£18 (£12 concessions)
Concessions available to under-30s, over - 65s, theatre unions, anyone with access needs or in receipt of Universal Credit and students

Performances on: Tues 12 July  8.45pm, Wed 13 July  8.45pm, Thurs 14 July 7.00pm, Fri 15 July  3.45pm, Sat 16 July 2.00pm, Mon 18 July 7.00pm