Mining play opens at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal

A NEW play dealing with art, politics and class opens at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal on Monday and runs until 18th June.

The Pitman Painters is set in 1934 in Ashington, Northumberland and is the story of a group of miners who hire a professor to teach an art appreciation class. But they soon move from theory into practice and eventually become the darlings of the art world - while still continuing their work down the mine.

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