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VenueLyttelton (National Theatre)
Other spaces: Lyttelton Loft
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From2nd December 2009
To7th February 2010
PricesFrom £10.00. To £42.50.
What is currently on at Lyttelton (National Theatre) (V374)

The Pitmen Painters

The Pitmen PaintersT0675697909
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:V374

Production details

Running time: 2 hours 40 mins inc. interval.


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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