COAL – Free Roadshow/Talk

8 Sep 2017 (14:30 - 16:30)

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A new type of COAL will be at National Mining Museum Scotland Friday 8th September at 2.30pm. Join award winning choreographer, Gary Clarke, as speaks about his breath taking new production – COAL.

Marking the 30th anniversary of the end of the 1984/85 Miners’ Strike, 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. Strong, powerful and emotive, COAL explores the darker underbelly of the mining industry unearthing the true nature and body wrecking demands of an industry now almost forgotten. COAL will be performed at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, on Thurs 14th, Fri 15th and Sat 16th September, 7.30pm.

Event Details:

To accompany these performances we will be hosting a free community roadshow at the National Mining Museum Scotland, on Friday 8th September, 2.30pm. Refreshments provided.

This roadshow will last up to two hours and will provide an exclusive opportunity to connect with COAL and the extensive research undertaken by Gary Clarke on a deeper level. You will meet Gary, hea
r about the deeply personal process he went through when making the show and have an opportunity to connect with experiences of a life lived at the coal face.

All those in attendance will be offered discounted tickets to see COAL at Traverse Theatre. More info at :

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“Just incredible, I left feeling really inspired.”

“One of the most powerful, moving pieces of theatre I’ve ever seen on the miner’s strike.”

“Truly amazing and so moving, it brought back so many memories.”

To book:


Phone: 0131 663 7519