Chopped Liver and Unions

Theatre (new writing, historical)

  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


The East End of London has burned with the fires of rebellion for centuries. From the Matchgirls in 1888 to the Made in Dagenham workers at Ford's in 1968, its women have fought for change. In 1928, Sara Wesker led a 12-week strike with the workers literally singing for their suppers on the picket line. In 1936 she fought at the battle of Cable Street. But did this formidable woman's passion for the cause destroy the passion for the love of her life?

Please note that while all media gallery content is provided by verified members of the event, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society does not review or approve this content before it is posted. Reports of inappropriate content or copyright infringement can be directed to [email protected].

General venue access

  • Accessible entry: If not taking the lift it is 14 steps into the space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Platform Lift

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Elaine Ashley 45 days ago

A great piece to see. Informative and entertaining - great writing and acting and well crafted. Such an interesting story about a woman who should be better known ( how unusual !) . We are stronger together - a pertinent piece for today as workers rights are still challenged and unions are growing again.

Kevin Schofield 49 days ago

Exceptionally well acted with a good storyline definitely worth a visit

Zoe Harvey-Lee 55 days ago

I saw this performer last year in her other show and once again she brings off a terrific performance as a bold, defiant leading lady ahead of her time. Go see it, and enjoy!!

Michael Duncan 55 days ago

My wife and I loved this show. What a lovely performance. A show about a strong independent women performed by wonderful actor. Thank you. We come to the festival every year to see shows like this.

Deborah Cannon 57 days ago

This is a beautifully written show, about a woman who really should be better known. It's also a real tour de force of a performance from actor Lottie Walker, wonderfully underscored by pianist John. Highly recommended!

Joan Greening 57 days ago

A beautifully crafted piece of theatre. It is historically interesting and informative and beautifully delivered. I liked it so much I’m going again!

Michael 58 days ago

Such an informative and equally entertaining play. An important piece of theatre, very charmingly performed.

Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.

Theatre Travels 35 days ago

let me share what I think was the greatest take away from this show…”Don’t wait for an invitation to the table, demand your place at it and sit.”

Read the full review

British Theatre Guide (3/5 stars) 45 days ago

Charming and funny.

Read the full review

Theatre, Films and Art Reviews (4/5 stars) 45 days ago

Walker’s performance commands the stage. The bold and forthright delivery is indicative of the Union leader’s character.

Read the full review

Fringe Review 48 days ago

honouring the hard work and trail blazing of Sara Wesker

Read the full review

Theatre Weekly (4/5 stars) 51 days ago

An engaging, well written 45 minutes

Read the full review

Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 56 days ago

This is a lovely and well-researched little piece, whose central message is delivered with a brisk cheeriness and good humour which gives a good insight into the sort of woman Sara was, and why it is important we revisit her contributions to society.

Read the full review

Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.

Please login to add a review

Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.