Tuesday 29th January

RedNeedle Productions present The Tailors’ Last Stand at the Barons Court Theatre.

Directed by Harry Saks and written by Ian Buckley, the play is inspired by Buckley’s father’s memories of life as a London Savile Row tailor, trade unionist and communist.

The play takes an affectionate look at the life of four tailors in 2009 London.

It’s the last meeting for this intrepid band of London Tailors. It’s a time to reminisce, to swap stories of what was and what might have been, to take stock, and to look into the future. But it’s not going to be any sort of tranquil wake. Fireworks can still fly and old scores wait to be settled.

Commenting on the subject matter of the play Buckley says;

 My play is a memory and a tribute to those men my father crossed paths with.’

Four lovable rogues with one political ideal that creates infinite comic mayhem.


The Tailors’ Last Stand  is at the Barons Court Theatre 19th February – 10th March Tuesday - Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 6:30pm, matinees Saturday 2nd & 9th March 2:30 pm. Tickets are now on general sale 0208 932 4747


Notes to Editors:

For press enquiries please contact Ian Buckley on or 07771 722608

RedNeedle Productions was set up in September 2012 to bring theatre of a broadly leftish nature to theatregoers. The Tailors’ Last Stand is its first venture.  

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Ian Buckley is a theatre writer. His writing credits include: Down The River (Theatre Royal, Stratford East); Keeping Faith (Kings Head); Suits & Blouses (The Room, The Orange Tree); First Timers (Dukes Head); Tainted Love (Young Actors Theatre); Picasso’s Artful Occupation (Old Red Lion). Other work includes: Changing Gear (BBC Radio 4, re-broadcast Hessischer Rundfunk); The Revolutionary (Hessischer Rundfunk). He has been shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award, The Bruntwood award (long short-list); the Brockley Jack Write Now Three’ award. He has received financial support from the Arts Council. For more info go to:


Harry Saks trained as an actor at RADA, working for many years in theatres all over the UK. After realizing his passion for directing he then studied for a MA in Theatre Arts at Goldsmiths, University of London. He works regularly  as a freelance director. His experience includes Shakespeare, Chekhov, Ibsen, new plays, devised work and rehearsed readings. He is a regular director of new plays for Actors and Writers London.

Cleo-Harris-Seaton set designer -


Cast: Max - Edmund Dehn; Barney - Tony Parkin; Tom - Richard Ward; George - Terry Jermyn

Listings Information:

The Tailors’ Last Stand
Written by
Ian Buckley
Directed by
Harry Saks
19th February
 – 10th March Tuesday - Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 6:30pm, matinees Saturday 2nd & 9th March 2:30 pm.
The Barons Court Theatre,
‘The Curtains Up’, 28A Comeragh Rd, London W14 9RH
Press night
7:00pm Tuesday 19th February
Press Tickets: Artistic Director, Ron Phillips (020 7602 0235) who will be pleased to arrange your tickets.

£12 Concessions £10
Box Office
0208 932 4747