As a new UK tour of THE PITMEN PAINTERS is announced, the cast had an opportunity during rehearsals to visit the Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland, where the original works of the Ashington Group are displayed, including a newly displayed work by Jimmy Floyd, who appears in the play as one of the main characters. Check out photos of their visit below!
Accompanied by Artistic Director of Live Theatre Max Roberts, Joe Caffrey, Philip Correia, Suzy Cooper, Catherine Dryden, Louis Hilyer, Riley Jones, Nicholas Lumley and Donald McBride (who will star as 'Jimmy Floyd') attended a talk by William Feaver, the art critic whose book inspired Lee Hall's stage play.
The Pitmen Painters appears at Newcastle Theatre Royal from 1- 6 July 2013 and the Civic Theatre, Darlington from 8 - 13 July. For more information and other UK tour dates, see www.kenwright.com.
Actor Donald McBride pictured with 'Frozen Pit Pond' at The East Gallery at the Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives. Donald will play the role of Pitman Painter Jimmy Floyd in a play titled 'The Pitman Painters'.
Director Max Roberts (centre) author of the original Pitman Painters book, William Feaver (right) and Actor Donald McBride (left) pictured at The East Gallery at the Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives.
Director Max Roberts (centre) pictured with the full cast of 'The Pitman Painters' at The East Gallery at the Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives.