The Pitmen Painters
@ The Phoenix Theatre, Blyth
09 November 2016 - 12 November 2016
£13.50 & £12.50
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 – prolifically. Within a few years avant-garde artists became their friends and their work was acquired by prestigious collectors; 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.
‘Breathtaking in its scope, Lee Hall’s remarkable play provides a fascinating debate about art and socialism.’
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