Close the Coalhouse Door

by  Alan Plater

Full Length Play, Drama  /  7m, 1f

A golden wedding party of an old pitman and his wife forms a springboard into reminiscence and reflection about the past. The historical material falls into a three-act pattern: nineteenth-century oppression as the Beginning, between-the-wars chaos a…

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Close the Coalhouse Door

by  Alan Plater

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    7m, 1f
  • SubGenre

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    Period, Docudrama/Historic

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A golden wedding party of an old pitman and his wife forms a springboard into reminiscence and reflection about the past. The historical material falls into a three-act pattern: nineteenth-century oppression as the Beginning, between-the-wars chaos as the Middle with post-Nationalization non-Utopia the ambivalent End. Originally written for the Newcastle Playhouse, the play is an outstanding documentary musical. This new edition contains the version memorably presented at Newcastle's Live Theatre in 1994. The music is contained in the script.
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  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: Various simple settings
  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

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7m, 1f
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