The Pitmen Painters Tour Dates
In 1934, a group of Ashington miners hired a professor to teach an art appreciation evening class. Rapidly abandoning theory in favour of practice, the pitmen began to paint. Within a few years the most avant-garde artists became their friends and their work was acquired by prestigious collections; but everyday they worked, as before, down the mine. This new play by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot, Cooking with Elvis) is a humorous, deeply moving and timely look at art, class and politics. The Pitmen Painters tour dates listed on Ents24.com since Mar 2011.