Coal

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Tuesday, 18 October 2016 - 7:30pm - Wednesday, 19 October 2016 - 7:30pm
Main Stage, 7.30pm
Tickets: 
£16 - £10 / Under 26s £7 / Kirklees Passport Holders £3 off
Gary Clarke Company
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Marking 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 a nostalgic look at the hard hitting realities of life at the coal face.

 

Strong, powerful and emotive, COAL explores the darker underbelly and joyous camaraderie of the mining industry unearthing the true nature and body wrecking demands of a working class industry now almost forgotten.

 

Bringing together Clarke’s striking physical language performed by a company of seven stunning professional dancers, a local community cast of women and a live brass band, COAL is an emotional, moving and ever-relevant exploration of community, solidarity and survival.

 

'A profound and highly relevant contribution to remembering this painful, life changing period in our history' ★★★★★
THE BIG ISSUE

 

'One of the most powerful, moving pieces of theatre I've ever seen'
THEATRE AUDIENCE MEMBER AND EX-MINER


‘Absorbingly powerful and affecting’

★★★★

HERALD SCOTLAND

 

‘There is an authenticity to COAL few could match.’
THE SCOTSMAN