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Our upcoming adventure... Beneath the Banner

In March and April 2023, our new show, Beneath the Banner, will hit the road.
This brand-new play weaves true stories, memories and anecdotes, told to us by former miners and their families,

with the story of Harry, Gail and Aubrey.

All performed by two actors, playing a host of characters from across the coalfields. 

“And another thing I remember is the blue scars. Every coal miner had blue scars.”

Beneath the Banner shines a light on the many different experiences of those
who lived and worked in our pit towns and villages.
Coal Queens to canaries, pit nurses to pit head baths, courage to comedy,
these are their stories

Writer & Director: Nicola Pollard          Associate Producer: Karen Goddard
Designer: Aileen Kelly

Stage Manager: Jodie Jasmin Hicks
Gail: Ellinor Larsson
Aubrey: Philip Gill


Rehearsal shots taken by Mark Thompson at The Astor Theatre, Deal 












Funded by Arts Council England
In association with the National Coal Mining Museum, Yorkshire

Click here to see our tour schedule and to book tickets.

Running Time: Approx 2 hours plus an interval 

Age suitability: 13 years +

Content warnings: This play deals on occasion with loss and death. 
Please email if you would like further information. 

Touring in collaboration with the following Rural Touring Schemes:

Arts Out West, Highlights, Rural Arts, Spot On and Applause,
with Wonder Arts and Lancashire Cultural Services. 

Thank you to our following supporters: 

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