‘Unquestionably beautiful’ British Theatre Guide
Created to mark the 30th anniversary of the end of the 1984/5 British miners’ strike, award winning choreographer Gary Clarke proudly presents COAL, a riveting dance theatre show which takes an nostalgic look at the hard hitting realities of life at the coal face.
Bringing together Clarke’s striking physical language performed by a company of 7 stunning professional dancers, a local community cast of women and a live brass band, COAL is a nostalgic, moving and ever-relevant exploration of community, solidarity and survival.
‘An absorbing, immediate slice of history rendered with the kind of emotional truth that deepens its impact as popular entertainment’ ★★★★ The Times
Winner of UK Theatre Award Achievement in Dance & Critics’ Circle National Dance Award Best Independent Company
Accompanying workshop available for a group on Mon 26 Mar. Includes a 3 hour workshop, live show of COAL and the opportunity to be part of a unique discussion. Suitable for young people age 12+ or adults studying dance or drama.
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