Still Ragged Film – The Casa Tomorrow (Monday)

10338551_693350400736931_2041913352906497799_oThe gang at Shut Out The Light films have produced a star studded cast for this film celebrating 100 years since the publication of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists.

The book was my bible when I was a 13 year old and I’ve read it a few times since. It’s also been the inspiration behind many of my songs.

In fact, I even did a full scale radio ballad Tressell And Me which you can hear by clicking this link.

The Liverpool showing of the film is at The Casa on Monday 11th August (tomorrow!) at 7pm at The Casa on Hope Street.

The film features the likes of Len McCluskey, Dennis Skinner, Tom Watson and Ricky Tomlinson and, if I didn’t end up on the cutting room floor (which is a distinct possibility) me!

See the trailer for the film here. You’ll spot my song Letter To Kathleen in the background, which was based on Tressell’s final letter home to his daughter before he died here in Liverpool.

#alun parry#dennis skinner#len mccluskey#ragged trousered philanthropists#ricky tomlinson#robert tressell#shut out the light#still ragged#tom watson


  1. George Orr - August 12, 2014 @ 10:19 am

    I watched the Still Ragged Film at the Cassa amazing, brilliant and other such wonderful words can’t really describe how good it was.
    Do you know where i can purchase the dvd that was talked about?
    George Orr

  2. alunparry - August 16, 2014 @ 7:24 pm

    George you can get your copy here

    Amazingly they are only £2 each!!

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