The Pitmen Painters
Submitted by sitheref2409 on 6 October 2013 - 12:39am
A play. not a book. A true story, set in Ashington. Acted by some fine - and one excellent - American actors doing a fine job with the Geordie accent. Written by the writer of 'Billy Elliott', it's a play that wears its heart on its sleeve, and is none the worse for that. Miners who became painters and art critics, and never left the pit. Both my Grandads worked in the pit, so this did resonate with me. I walked out of the production having enjoyed myself, and with a real desire to find out more. It's a great story, and one that makes you think about community and social fabric, and doing the right thing. If it comes near you, go watch it. Faith in humanity - restored.
Might appeal to people who enjoyed:
Billy E? Ken Loach. Anythin that examines people, and celebrates socialism