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The Pitmen Painters

The Pitmen Painters

Inspired by a book by William Feaver, co-produced by Live Theatre, Newcastle and the National Theatre.

"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."

"Lee Hall's new play is a humorous, deeply moving and timely look at art, class and politics."

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