An acclaimed play exploring the Miners’ Strike performed at the historic home of the Durham miners on the anniversary of the start of the dispute.
This performance of Undermined will be followed by a Q&A with actor and writer Danny Mellor, and local people who were active in the strike.
Based on true stories and events from the 1984-85 strike, the play features just one man, one chair, and one pint. It comes to Durham following an acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival.
It tells the epic tale of the brave men and women who stood up and fought for what they believed in. It evokes a year when friendships were strengthened, and communities came together in the face of adversity.
Our thanks to Nasuwt North East for their support for this event.
• Doors open at 7pm
• Performance begins at 7.30pm followed by a discussion and Q&A
• Refreshments will be served in the Committee Room
Age rating for the show is 14+.
Tickets are priced £6 and £4 concessions (over 65, under 18, unwaged), with a solidarity price at £10 for those able to contribute more and support our efforts to renew Durham Miners Hall. All proceeds to The Redhills Appeal.
Free video stream of the DENNIS performance at the home of the Durham miners, marking the release of the band’s new EP – ‘DENNIS: Live at Redhills’.
DENNIS, who combine folk rock and colliery brass band music, performed live at Redhills, Durham Miners Hall in December 2018.
Video highlights of the concert, in The Pitman’s Parliament at Redhills, will be screened live online on Facebook at 7pm. Link to follow.
June 19th will also see the release of the DENNIS, Live at Redhills EP across streaming services, including Spotify and Apple Music, and on CD.
Dan Gibson, singer with the Hetton-le-Hole-based nine piece band, said: “For our band, coming from a mining community with our families living and working in pit villages, we felt a bursting sense of pride playing at Redhills. It’s such a unique place to play with social and cultural history and important heritage built into every part of the place.”
During the performance, DENNIS were joined for the encore by the national award-winning Houghton Area Youth Band, featuring young musicians from across Durham’s coalfield communities.
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