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VenueGaiety Theatre
From6th October 2009
To10th October 2009
What is currently on at Gaiety Theatre (V0291821363)

The Pitmen Painters

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. Examining the lives of a group of ordinary men that do extraordinary things, The Pitmen Painters is a humorous, deeply moving and timely look at art, class and politics.
Author Lee Hall
Book by William Feaver

Archive :: production:T0675697909, play:S2126044549, venue:V0291821363

Production details

Running time: 2 hours 40 mins inc. interval.


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Corporate Sponsor Accenture
Producer Live Theatre Newcastle
Producer National Theatre
Director Max Roberts
Design Gary McCann
Lighting Douglas Kuhrt
Sound Martin Hodgson
Performer Christopher Connel
Performer Michael Hodgson
Performer Ian Kelly
Performer Brian Lonsdale
Performer Lisa McGrillis
Performer Deka Walmsley
Performer David Whitaker
Performer Phillippa Wilson
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