about The Rise

Set in Lancashire in 1894, this fresh and simple story about family, progress, and the vital importance of passing on tradition charts one very significant day in the lives of the Roach family from Milbourne Hill. Baker Alfred and his two daughters Violet & Winifred lead us through the highs, lows, dreams and disappointments of working class life; the rise of their daily bread, of the Tower at Blackpool and of industry in the North West providing an atmospheric backdrop to unexpected events which threaten the Roach’s very livelihoods.