Paying tribute to the people of the coalfields

Scripted by Garry Lyons
Directed by Daljinder Singh
Produced by Cast in Doncaster

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During the first half of the 20th century, more than 1,000 collieries were working in the UK. By 1984, only 173 were still operating. Documenting the devastation caused by the collapse of the industry, The Last Seam brings to life the real, powerful voices of the mining community.

Marking the closure of one of the last deep seam mines, Hatfield Main Colliery, this world premiere production uncovers and preserves the emotional stories behind our country's colliery heritage. Insightful, honest and at times humorous, The Last Seam gets to the heart of the community, from the courageous women who protested to the resilient men who risked it all.

'It gives a voice to the voiceless community.  Everyone knows someone or is someone in the play.'

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Online priority booking for members opens on Thu 24 May, with general on sale from Thu 7 Jun. 

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Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available. To discuss any access needs, take a look at our access page or please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.