"A beautiful work of art that everybody should see" THE TIMES

The Pitmen Painters

Presented by Bill Kenwright, The Pitmen Painters is now on tour following its huge success at the National Theatre and in the West End.

Written by Lee Hall, creator of the worldwide sensation Billy Elliot, the play has received huge critical acclaim and won the Evening Standard award for Best New Play.

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 continued to work, as before, down the mine...

The Pitmen Painters is highly amusing, deeply moving and always entertaining as it examines the lives of a group of ordinary men who do extraordinary things.

"Deftly directed, superbly acted, funny, serious, sad and stirring" FINANCIAL TIMES

"Masterly. Simply go and see it" DAILY MAIL

"A small miracle of a play" SUNDAY TIMES

"This is important. Everyone should see it" THE TIMES

"Lee Hall's superb play" DAILY TELEGRAPH

"The most accessible, enthralling and life affirming show in town" SUNDAY EXPRESS

Main Auditorium

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 19:45 to Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 20:00

Tue - Thur eve 7:45pm

Fri & Sat 8pm

Wed, Thur & Sat mat 2:30pm

Running time: 2 hours 35 mins including a 20 min interval

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