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Fine Line in association with Robyn Keynes present the World Premiere of

Out Of The Cage

by Alex McSweeney

★★★★ 'filled with energy and emotion'
The Stage

★★★★ 'The tension is palpable and utterly encapsulating'  

★★★★ ‘Must see theatre... Funny, emotional and moving'
London Theatre 1

'packs an emotional punch'  
Time Out

‘a moving tribute to the Silvertown munitionettes’
Evening Standard

'Physically dynamic' Reviewsgate 'an ensemble production... played by this excellent cast'
​British Theatre Guide



We ain’t goin’ back, we’re movin’ on. We’re pullin’ the plug. These roarin’ machines’ll grind to a halt. We’re standin’ by our lathes. We’re makin’ our demands. Equal rights. Equal pay.


_Inspired by the munition women of Silvertown, 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. 

Early spring 1916, before the slaughter of the Somme, munitionettes all over London met in secret to decide the fate of thousands of fellow co-workers. Their choice was simple: stand up to the belligerent attitude of male workers and an intractable government or forever be seen as second-class citizens of the Empire. 

Were they dangerous and disruptive elements undermining their country at a time of war, or inspiring visionaries of a better world prepared to fight for a fairer future?


Production images by Richard Davenport