The Pitmen Painters

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About the Show Less...

Straight from a sell-out season at Live Theatre Newcastle, Lee Hall’s new play is a humorous, deeply moving and timely look at art, class and politics. Read More >

In 1934, a group of Ashington miners hired a professor to teach an art appreciation evening class. Rapidly abandoning theory in favour of practice, the pitmen began to paint. Within a few years the most avant-garde artists became their friends and their work was acquired by prestigious collections; but every day they worked, as before, down the mine.

Straight from a sell-out season at Live Theatre Newcastle, Lee Hall’s new play is a humorous, deeply moving and timely look at art, class and politics.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 19/05/2008

Opening Night: 21/05/2008

Closing Night: 25/06/2008

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Christopher Connel, Michael Hodgson, Ian Kelly, Brian Lonsdale, Lisa McGrillis, Deka Walmsley, David Whitaker and Phillippa Wilson

Creative

Director - Max Roberts

Producer - Live Theatre Newcastle and the National Theatre

Designer - Gary McCann

Lighting Designer - Douglas Kuhrt

Sound - Martin Hodgson

Author - Lee Hall