Power cuts, flared trousers and revolting wives are the backdrop of a play being performed in St Ives

Scientific wizard Iain Sparrowski, left (Ian Jackson) and engineer Roger Rum, right (Chris Morgan) i

Scientific wizard Iain Sparrowski, left (Ian Jackson) and engineer Roger Rum, right (Chris Morgan) in front of St Ives Mill the home of Sinclair Radionics in the early 1970s which for a few years was at the forefront of world technology. - Credit: Archant

The Old Riverport Players are performing a play set in the 1970s and tickets are on sale now.

The Mill Wives of St Ives is set in the time of power cuts, flared trousers, big hair styles and the three-day week.

Clive Sincere is developing products that will transform lives at the St Ives Mill. His production manager Tommy Doo is having some trouble with women and the mill wives are revolting again and this time they are demanding a pay rise.

Last summer, the town team produced a community play, set in the mid 1600s, on The Quay. The Merrie Wives of St Ives wove historical facts and figures into an amusing tale of a man with seven wives who were revolting. It proved so popular that it was decided to produced a sequel this year.

“Called The Mill Wives of St Ives it is set in the 1970s, before the bypass, when the mill was still a place of work and Clive Sinclair had produced the world’s first pocket calculator, briefly putting St Ives at the forefront of the modern technological revolution,” said John Souter from the town team.

The play provides an evening of family entertainment at The Quay on July 29 and the performance starts at 7pm.

Places are limited so tickets, which cost £7, are available from the corn exchange or from: www.ticketsource.co.uk/eventsstives.

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