Mel sits down with Actor , Writer and Director Alex McSweeney whose play Out of the Cage opens at the Park theatre on January 22nd. Inspired by the munition women of Silvertown, East London during the First World War, Out Of the Cage tells the story of women’s courage, dignity and hope, fired in the crucible of war. CORRECTION ON THIS EPISODE OF THE CULTURE SHOW – The best story of your Grandma or Great Grandma’s experience working in the munition factories in London during World War 1 will be given a pair of tickets! If this is part of your family’s legacy share your story and you could win a free pair of tix to the Park theatre in Finsbury Park! Email

Interview with Alex McSweeney , Writer & Director of Out Of The Cage at the Park Theatre Jan 20th by Eastlondonradio on Mixcloud

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Huge thanks to Mark New for helping with the research for this episode!

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