A Royal Exchange Theatre and New Vic Theatre co-production
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.
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
Join the cast of QUEENS OF THE COAL AGE in a Q&A
Friday 20 July, 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Tickets £5 - for members only
After Thursday 19 July, following 7.30pm show.
No need to book tickets for the discussion.
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BSL PERFORMANCE: Wednesday 18 July, 7.30pm BOOK TICKETS
CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE: Thursday 12 July, 7.30pm BOOK TICKETS
RELAXED PERFORMANCE: Tuesday 17 July, 2.30pm BOOK TICKETS
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