The Midlands, 1984. Two young lads are about to learn what it is to be a miner, to be accepted into the close camaraderie and initiated into a unique workplace where sweat, toil, collapsing roofs and explosions are all to be met with bawdy humour. London, 1984. A conflicted Tory MP, a brash American CEO and an eccentric maverick are the face of a radical Conservative government preparing to do battle with the most powerful workforce, the miners. As the two sides clash, the miners fight for their livelihoods and families, and the government for its vision of a free Britain. Together they change the fabric of the nation forever.Performers John Booker (Malcolm), Geff Francis (Tilsley/Nicholas Ridley/Milton Friedman/Security Guard/Chief of Metropolitan Police), Joshua Glenister (Jimmy), Karl Haynes (Bobbo), Paul Kemp (Peter Walker), Jack Quarton (Fanny), Nicholas Shaw (Spud), Giles Taylor (David Hart/Mr Bishop/Chief of Metropolitan Police), Robin Bowerman (Ian MacGregor), William Travis (Colonel).
Author Beth Steel. Company Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company. Director Adam Penford. Design Morgan Large. Lighting Jack Knowles. Director Naomi Said (movement director). Sound Jon Nicholls. Music Jon Nicholls.