Venue: Main House
Date: Tue 26 Jun - Sat 30 Jun
Time: 7.30pm with 2pm (Thu) & 2.30pm (Sat) matinees. Audio Described Sat 30 Jun, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Produced by: Northern Stage
Written by: Alan Plater
Directed by: Samuel West
Music by: Alex Glasgow
Based on stories by: Sid Chaplin
Celebrating the magnificent spirit of the North East CLOSE THE COALHOUSE DOOR is told with a wry smile, punchy dialogue and moving songs by an extended family of wives, vicars, sons, daughters and, of course, the miners themselves.
An exhilarating ride through the strikes, victories and frustrations of British mining history, the show captures the political anger and fight for justice of ordinary people from the formation of the first Unions in 1831. At its heart beats the joyous, soulful music of Alex Glasgow, inspired by the anthems of working people.
Acclaimed director SAMUEL WEST and award-winning writer LEE HALL will bring to life ALAN PLATER’s masterpiece for new audiences in a landmark collaboration between NORTHERN STAGE and LIVE THEATRE. Close the Coalhouse Door has all the irony and lively mischief of Oh What a Lovely War, the dark grit of Our Friends in the North, and the triumph over adversity of Hall’s own Billy Elliot.
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