Pitmen Poets returning to Gatehouse

A band celebrating the culture of North East England's Coal Mining tradition, The Pitmen Poets, will be returning to Stafford Gatehouse Theatre this January. 

From Billy Elliot to 'Close the Coalhouse Door', 'When the Boat Comes In' to the 'Pitmen Painters' now hear the songs and stories of...The Pitmen Poets.

The Pitmen Poets feature four of North East England's leading champions of its musical heritage: ex-Lindisfarne singer and songwriter Billy Mitchell, renowned singer and instrumentalist Bob Fox, leading exponent of Tyneside song Benny Graham, and much-covered Durham songwriter Jez Lowe. These famous folksters are renowned for individually and collectively celebrating the triumphs, tragedy, humour and hard times of North-East England's coal mining tradition, in an evening of music, song and spoken word, illustrated by atmospheric archive photography. 

Since the first Pitmen Poets tour in 2011, Sam West's revival of the seminal 'Close the Coalhouse Door' has completed a triumphant UK tour and Lee Hall's 'Pitman Painters' has been a hit in the West End and also on Broadway. Interest in the North East's mining tradition has never been more intense. What better time could there be for an opportunity to experience the brilliant entertainment of The Pitmen Poets? 

The Pitmen Poets will be performing at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre on Saturday 28th January at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at 19 pounds, and are available from the Box Office on 01785 619080 or online via www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk

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