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Why not kick off your new year with a bit of drama? The Land Of Our Fathers is at Live Theatre in Newcastle from Wednesday 27th until Saturday 30th January, offers up a pretty chewy subject matter. A moving drama with plenty of bittersweet humour and black comedy, it depicts two weeks in the lives of six miners trapped down a collapsed Welsh coalmine after an electrical explosion. Set in 1979, the men await their rescue, secrets emerge and accusations fly and within a fortnight, everything they believe in and everything they know will have changed.

With critical acclaim ranging from four stars in The Guardian and winning Time Out Critic’s Choice, it’s been praised for its excellent set and marked writer Chris Urch as one to watch. You can even expect a couple of bursts of song!

As with many of Live’s productions, there’s an opportunity to discuss the issues raised in the play at a post-show discussion. Ian Lavery, MP for Wansbeck and former president of the National Union of Mineworkers joins Live’s artistic director Max Roberts to discuss the production on Saturday 30th January, and there’s an opportunity to meet the cast on Thursday 28th January.

The Land of Our Fathers is at Live Theatre, Newcastle from Wednesday 27th until Saturday 30th January.

Due to popular demand, an additional matinee performance has been added at 2pm on Thursday 28th January.

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