Queens of the Coal Age

A Royal Exchange Theatre and New Vic Theatre co-production

  • By Maxine Peake. Directed by Bryony Shanahan.
  • 28 June 2018 - 21 July 2018
  • The Theatre
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“WE ARE WOMEN AGAINST PIT CLOSURES AND WE’RE OCCUPYING THIS PIT”

Anne, Elaine, Dot and Lesley. Four ordinary women, facing the closure of their community. It’s 1993 and the Parkside Colliery pit may be winding down, but they’re not giving up.

Their bras stuffed with contraband, they take a tour of the pit and refuse to come up. Settling into the depths of the mine, making tissue roses and walking imaginary dogs, they face bribery and threats. But as they dig in, those up top start to realise these ladies are not for turning.

This powerful play full of Northern wit is Associate Artist Maxine Peake’s first play for the Royal Exchange following the critically acclaimed, Beryl. Queens of the Coal Age is the true story of four women taking a stand in the face of a changing world.

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  • VENUE: The Theatre

    PERFORMANCE DATES: Thursday 28 June - Saturday 21 July 2018

    PERFORMANCE TIMES: Matinees, 2.30pm / Evenings, 7.30pm
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    TICKET INFORMATION: Standard Tickets from £17.00
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  • DIRECTOR Bryony Shanahan

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  • MEMBERS Q&A
    Join the cast of QUEENS OF THE COAL AGE in a Q&A

    Friday 20 July, 12.30pm - 1.30pm 
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