The Pitmen Painters


In 1934 the miners of the Ashington Colliery were determined to better themselves, so they hired a professor to teach them Art Appreciation. When the posh academic arrives to teach them, they were united in not understanding a word he said.
The Pitmen Painters at Network Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Network Theatre
Starts: Wednesday 10 October 2018
Closes: Saturday 13 October 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Synopsis


In 1934 the miners of the Ashington Colliery were determined to better themselves, so they hired a professor to teach them Art Appreciation.


They were a wonderfully argumentative bunch but when the posh academic arrives to teach them, they were united in not understanding a word he said.


Seeing their confusion he wisely sets them to making art themselves.


What they produced was exceptional.


They captured every aspect of life in and around their communities, from ordinary domestic scenes to the dangerous and dirty world of the coal face.


The art world embraced their achievements and the academic world adopted the inspired teaching approach of their 'professor'.


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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 10 October 2018

Closes:Saturday 13 October 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
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Tickets


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Creatives


Author: Lee Hall
Director: Moira Cane

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