Coal

Wed 01 - Thu 02 March 2017

Spring 2017 | LEAP Festival 2017
Gary Clarke Company presents COAL

★★★★
“An absorbing, immediate slice of history rendered with the kind of emotional truth that deepens its impact as popular entertainment.”
The Times

Marking the 30th anniversary of the end of the 1984/85 British Miners’ strike, award winning choreographer Gary Clarke proudly presents COAL, a riveting dance theatre show which takes a nostalgic look at the hard-hitting realities of life at the coal face.

Based on years of personal research by Gary Clarke, COAL is a direct response to his upbringing in the working class mining village of Grimethorpe, South Yorkshire. It’s about trying to capture a time in British history that is too easily forgotten, and the unbreakable spirit of a working class community fighting for its future. Featuring a cast of 7 professional dancers, pushed to emotional and physical extremes, a live brass band and a group of women picked from the local community, COAL is a unique and powerful performance to open Leap 2017 

There will be a post show talk on Wed 1 Mar immediately following the show

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Performers:
Parsifal James Hurst
Joss Carter
James Finnemore
Alistair Goldsmith
TC Howard
Eleanor Perry
Nicolas Vendange

Artistic Direction: Gary Clarke
Dramaturgy: Lou Cope
Costume and Set Design: Ryan Dawson Laight
Lighting Design: Charles Webber
Musical Director: Steven Roberts
Thatcher Voiceover: Steve Nallon
Composer: Kit Bodenham
Soundscape Design: Daniel Thomas



Reviews

★★★★
“An absorbing, immediate slice of history rendered with the kind of emotional truth that deepens its impact as popular entertainment.”
The Times

★★★★
“Visceral piece of physical theatre recalling the shattering impact of the pit closures in the 1980s.”
The Stage

★★★★
“Sense of startling authenticity that Clarke has managed to capture in COAL.”
Dance Tabs

“Unquestionably beautiful piece throughout.”
British Theatre Guide

show details

Dates: Wed 1 - Thu 2 Mar
(+ post show talk - Wed 1 Mar)
Times: 7:30pm
Running time: 80min
Prices: £16 (£14 Conc.)
Charges: 50p card transaction | £1 postage

Venue: Make Liverpool, 37 Regent Street

Please note: If you select to collect tickets from Box Office, they will be available to collect from the show venue, Make Liverpool from one hour before the show. Please have a copy of your confirmation code with you.

For out of hours Box Office enquiries
or to contact the LEAP team at the venue please call 07572 832 886



Make Liverpool

37 Regent St, Liverpool L3, UK