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Queens of the Coal Age

Fri 7 Sep–Sat 29 Sep

By Maxine Peake
Directed by Bryony Shanahan

“WE ARE WOMEN AGAINST PIT CLOSURES AND WE’RE OCCUPYING THIS PIT”

Anne, Elaine, Dot and Lesley. Four ordinary women, facing the closure of their community. It’s 1993 and the Parkside Colliery pit may be winding down, but they’re not giving up.

Their bras stuffed with contraband, they take a tour of the pit and refuse to come up. Settling into the depths of the mine, making tissue roses and walking imaginary dogs, they face bribery and threats. But as they dig in, those up top start to realise these ladies are not for turning.

This powerful play full of Northern wit by Maxine Peake follows on from the critically-acclaimed Beryl, and tells the true story of four women taking a stand in the face of a changing world.

Booking Information
Showing: Friday 7 September–Saturday 29 September 2018

Tickets: £14.50 - £24.00
First Night Fever: Fri 7 September – All seats £16.50 (no cons)
Talkback: Tue 25 September

Concessions: £2.00 off
Group Discounts: £2.00 off for ten or more
Part of our Three Plays for £48 package
Four Friends for £66
Under 16s Go Free
Under 26s Go Free

Interpreted Performances

Captioned: 7.30pm Tue 25 September
Audio described: 2.15pm Sat 29 September

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