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A musical play celebrating the magnificent spirit of the North East, written by Alan Plater - one of the region's most celebrated playwrights. Close the Coalhouse Door is told with a wry smile, sparkling dialogue and moving songs by an extended family of wives, vicars, sons, daughters and of course the miners themselves.Performers Adam Barlow (The Vicar), Chris Connel (Jackie), Louisa Farrant (Ruth), Jane Holman (Mary), Nicholas Lumley (Thomas), Tarek Merchant (Expert), David Nellist (Geordie), Jack Wilkinson (Frank), Paul Woodson (John).
Author Alan Plater. Producer Northern Stage. Producer Live Theatre. Other Lee Hall (additional material). Director Samuel West. Music Alex Glasgow. Design Soutra Gilmour. Musical Director Sam Kenyon. Lighting James Farncombe.
Ann Wainwright (12May12): A fantastic show, history music and politics mixed with humour, A play that will be easily called back to memory and thought about.
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