The Pitmen Painters

Weymouth Drama Club will be presenting The Pitmen Painters by Lee Hall on Wednesday 06 April to Saturday 09 April 2022. For tickets scroll down to the bottom of the page. 

 

The Pitmen Painters is based on a true story. "In 1934, a group of Ashington miners and a dental mechanic hired a professor from Newcastle University to teach an Art Appreciation evening class.  Unable to understand each other, they embarked on one of the most unusual experiments in British art as the pitmen learned to become painters.  Within a few years the most avant-garde artists became their friends, their work was taken for prestigious collections and they were celebrated throughout the British art world; but every day they worked, as before, down the mine."

 

Cast List:

George Brown - Chris Walker

Oliver Kilbourn - Ashley Hurst

Jimmy Floyd - Pete Hutton

Young Lad - Jaydon Wheeler

Harry Wilson - Bob Mears

Robert Lyon - Simon Raynes

Susan Parks - Hannah Baker

Helen Sutherland - Lotte Norris

Ben Nicholson - Tony King

Activities are back on track

We held our first workshops of the season on 12 March, led by Stevie Thompson from The Rude Mechanicals on creating characters from the Commedia dell'Arte tradition.  Great fun was had by all, although the adults might have been a little stiff the next day!  Join us to sign up for more workshops over the coming months:  the next one is on Theatrical Costume Design.

Donations

As a charity, in the good times, we pay our bills from the profits of shows and members subscriptions.  All that is on hold at the moment, so if you would like to make a donation to help keep us going, please click on the donate button and follow the instructions.  Thank you.