The Pitmen Painters by Lee Hall is our next production

A play about life, art and learning

Wed 20 - Sat 23 November

Studio 1, Dartington

This funny, feel-good and spirited play is based on the true story of the mining men who became acclaimed artists. In 1934, a group of Northumbrian miners from Ashington hired a Master of Painting to teach an Art Appreciation evening class. The pitmen became painters. Their work was celebrated by the British art world and its collectors. By day they worked in the mine. By night they painted on canvas. Lee Hall's play follows their lives, their art and their learning.

New Rehearsed Readings programme

We are holding regular rehearsed readings and will update the website regularly to let you know when one is coming up.