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Duchess Theatre (London, )
3-5 Catherine Street London, WC2B 5LA
London,

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2 hours and 30 minutes, with one interval

Monday through Saturday at 7:30pm
Thursday and Saturday at 2:30pm

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Following celebrated seasons at the National Theatre and on Broadway, Lee Hallís The Pitmen Painters will at last enjoy a West End season, opening at the Duchess Theatre on Wednesday 5 October.



In 1934, a group of Ashington miners hired a professor to teach an art appreciation evening class. Rapidly abandoning theory in favour of practice, the pitmen began to paint Ė prolifically. Within a few years avant-garde artists became their friends and their work was acquired by prestigious collectors; but every day they continued to work, as before, down the mineÖ



The Pitmen Painters is highly amusing, deeply moving and always entertaining as it examines the lives of a group of ordinary men who do extraordinary things.


BWW's On This Day - September 30, 2015
by - Sep 30, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Christa Scott Reed and Lori Wilner Join Richard Dreyfuss in RELATIVITY at TheaterWorks; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

TheaterWorks announced today the full cast and creative team for RELATIVITY, a new play by Mark St. Germain directed by Rob Ruggiero. (more...)

Conor McPherson's THE NIGHT ALIVE Begins Previews at Steppenwolf Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Chicago-premiere production of The Night Alive by Conor McPherson begins tonight. Henry Wishcamper directs a cast featuring ensemble members Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper with Helen Sadler, Dan Waller and M. Emmet Walsh. The world premiere of The Night Alive was produced at the Donmar Warehouse in 2013. (more...)

Steppenwolf Announces Casting for THE NIGHT ALIVE, 9/18-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Casting is complete for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Chicago-premiere production of The Night Alive by Conor McPherson. Henry Wishcamper directs a cast featuring ensemble members Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper with Helen Sadler, Dan Waller and M. Emmet Walsh. The world premiere of The Night Alive was produced at the Donmar Warehouse in 2013. The Night Alive begins previews September 18, 2014 (opening night is September 28; press performances are September 27 at 3pm and September 30 at 7:30pm) and runs through November 16, 2014 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). (more...)

PROOF Begins 10/7 at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2015/2016 season with David Auburn's brilliant contemporary drama Proof, winner of the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This riveting masterpiece tells the still timely tale of a young woman caught in a quest for legitimacy in the male dominated world of high-level science. It is a mystery of family instability and fledgling romance, an exhilarating, funny, and fulfilling tribute to the humanity that permeates our world of equations, equivocations, and codes. Proof will be directed by TheatreWorks Associate Artistic Director Leslie Martinson and features a talented cast including L. Peter Callender, Michelle Beck, Ashley Bryant, and Lance Gardner. Performances will be presented October 7 - November 1 (press opening October 10) at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street (at Mercy), Mountain View. For tickets ($19-$80) and information the public may visit www.TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

BWW Review: Miraculous Rebecca Dines in David Lindsay-Abaire's Powerful GOOD PEOPLE at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Sep 12, 2016

Director Stephanie Gularte leads a brilliant ensemble in an astounding season opener. (more...)

Sound Theatre Company Opens BLOOD RELATIONS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Sound Theatre Company completes its eighth season with the Seattle professional premiere of Blood Relations by Sharon Pollock, in partnership with GianT Projects. Blood Relations is a tense thriller based on the historical facts and speculation surrounding Lizzie Borden, who was charged with the 1892 murders of her father and stepmother. Ten years after her acquittal, Lizzie is pressed by her lover to reveal what happened. Lizzie has her re-enact the events in her place, facing the same choices with startling results. (more...)

Richard Dreyfuss Stars in RELATIVITY, Starting Tonight at TheaterWorks
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

TheaterWorks presents RELATIVITY, a new play by Mark St. Germain directed by Rob Ruggiero. RELATIVITY is the first show of TheaterWorks 31st Season and will run tonight, October 7, through November 13, 2016. (more...)

PROOF Begins Tonight at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2015/2016 season with David Auburn's brilliant contemporary drama Proof, winner of the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This riveting masterpiece tells the still timely tale of a young woman caught in a quest for legitimacy in the male dominated world of high-level science. It is a mystery of family instability and fledgling romance, an exhilarating, funny, and fulfilling tribute to the humanity that permeates our world of equations, equivocations, and codes. Proof will be directed by TheatreWorks Associate Artistic Director Leslie Martinson and features a talented cast including L. Peter Callender, Michelle Beck, Ashley Bryant, and Lance Gardner. (more...)

THE WHALE Opens Tonight at Marin Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Marin Theatre Company continues its 48th Season with the Bay Area premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's The Whale, which won MTC's 2011 Sky Cooper New American Play Prize and has gone on to become one of the most critically acclaimed new plays in America since its premiere in 2012. (more...)

Richard Eyre's MR. FOOTE'S OTHER LEG to Receive West End Transfer
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

Richard Eyre's sold out Hampstead Theatre production of Mr Foote's Other Leg will transfer to Theatre Royal Haymarket from 28th October, for a limited season in London's West End. Press night Wednesday 4th November. The new comedy, set in Georgian London, written by Ian Kelly, directed by Richard Eyre, and designed by Tim Hatley, met with acclaim from both critics and the general public alike upon its opening at the Hampstead Theatre in September. (more...)

BWW Interview: Britt Michael Gordon of ASSASSINS at FreeFall Theatre
by Desiree Fantal - Oct 17, 2016

I have what I like to call 'theatre crushes;' gender nonspecific affections that occur whenever I see a stage performance that greatly interests or moves me to the point where I want to see everything that actor does for the rest of their career. I'm unashamedly open about these reasons for theatrical fangirling, and with three shows back to back to back in the bay area, it seems I have a new one. (more...)

ACT Stages MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

A Contemporary Theatre is thrilled to present the imaginative dark comedy of MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY by Anne Washburn (The Internationalist, A Devil At Noon, and The Small). Spanning several years to several decades after the end of the world, survivors must begin again to create a new society. As the survivors bond by recounting the popular 'Cape Feare' episode of The Simpsons, the story evolves into its own mythos. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 11, 2015
by - Oct 11, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS at freeFall Theatre is Darkly Funny & Terrifyingly Timely
by Peter Nason - Oct 10, 2016

One of the darkest musicals ever gets an A+ treatment at freeFall, thanks to an outstanding cast and director. (more...)

ACT to Stage MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

A Contemporary Theatre is thrilled to present the imaginative dark comedy of MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY by Anne Washburn (The Internationalist, A Devil At Noon, and The Small). Spanning several years to several decades after the end of the world, survivors must begin again to create a new society. As the survivors bond by recounting the popular "Cape Feare" episode of The Simpsons, the story evolves into its own mythos. (more...)

ACT to Stage 40th Anniversary Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

ACT - A Contemporary Theatre is proud to present its 40th annual production of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL, adapted by Gregory A. Falls. A CHRISTMAS CAROL is directed by incoming Artistic Director John Langs with current Artistic Director Kurt Beattie returning to play Ebenezer Scrooge, in alternating performances with Gregory Award-winning actor Charles Leggett who will debut in the role of Scrooge. (more...)

Cast Announced for Midwest Premiere of THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Raven Theatre Associate Artistic Director Cody Estle has announced a "blended family" of new and familiar Raven faces for the company's Midwest premiere of The Assembled Parties, which in 2013 earned a 2013 Tony¬ģ Award nomination for Best Play. The play by Richard Greenberg, author of Take Me Out, Three Days of Rain and many other plays, will open on Raven Theatre's East Stage under Estle's direction on Tuesday, January 31, following previews from January 25 - 30, 2017. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Presents George Bernard Shaw's Classic Comedy PYGMALION
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Mad Cow Theatre continues Season 20 with George Bernard Shaw's masterpiece Pygmalion, opening Nov. 18, 2016 in the Harriett Theatre. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks to Present Jay Presson Allen's TRU
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Palm Beach Dramaworks presents Tru by Jay Presson Allen, opening December 2 at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. (more...)

PICT Classic Theatre to Present Charles Dickens' GREAT EXPECTATIONS, 12/4-20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

On the heels of the most-attended production in PICT's 18-year history, PICT Classic Theatre presents Charles Dickens' Great Expectations from December 4 - 20 at the Stephen Foster Memorial in Oakland. The final production before PICT's 2015 Downtown Series, Great Expectations concludes the year with an adored classic, perfect for the holiday season, which evokes feelings of nostalgia for countless readers worldwide. (more...)

Tony Winning Producer Joins Cast of Off-Broadway's PERFECT CRIME
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Tony award winning producer Hugh Hysell will be joining the cast of Off-Broadway's longest running play, PERFECT CRIME, in the role of Lionel McAuley, a savage yet charming serial killer who puts on various disguises to kill his wife's lovers and protect the teenage daughter he loves. He is a funny, dangerous, unpredictable and heartbreaking character who wants to be known as "The Baseball Bat Killer." He will begin performing in the role on Monday, June 1. (more...)

Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR Extends at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Due to critical acclaim and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons has announced an extension of their New York premiere production of FAMILIAR, a new play by Obie Award-winner Danai Gurira (Eclipsed now on Broadway, In the Continuum, The Convert, Michonne on AMC's 'The Walking Dead'). Directed by Rebecca Taichman (Stage Kiss, Milk Like Sugar at PH; The Oldest Boy; Marie Antoinette; Luck of the Irish; Orlando), the play is the fourth production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season. (more...)

ACT Will Open 50th Anniversary Season with CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Rehearsals have begun for a scorching new revival of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof directed by Kurt Beattie in his final season as Artistic Director. The first play to kick off ACT's 50th Anniversary harkens back to our inaugural 1965 season when Cat on a Hot Tin Roof had its Seattle Premiere directed by ACT founder Gregory A. Falls. (more...)

Dervla Kirwan & Joseph Millson Join Cast of Ian Kelly's MR FOOTE'S OTHER LEG at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Hampstead Theatre has announced that Simon Russell Beale will be joined by Dervla Kirwan and Joseph Millson in the cast of Ian Kelly's new play about the dawn of celebrity. (more...)

MTC Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Executive Producer Barry Grove Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club celebrates Executive Producer Barry Grove's 40th anniversary with the organization tonight, June 15. (more...)

MTC to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Executive Producer Barry Grove Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club will celebrate Executive Producer Barry Grove's 40th anniversary with the organization on Monday, June 15. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 7/31/2016
by BWW - Jul 31, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/31/2016 for St. Petersburg (more...)

BWW Review: Wondrous Ensemble in THE PITMEN PAINTERS at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Jul 27, 2016

Lee Hall's play ends the American Stage season with a bang; it's a lovely production. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 7/24/2016
by BWW - Jul 24, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/24/2016 for St. Petersburg (more...)

THE COUNTRY HOUSE Set for TheatreWorks This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2015/2016 season with the Regional Premiere of The Country House. This recent Broadway hit is the latest from Donald Margulies, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Dinner with Friends. A revered stage and film star summons her show-biz family to her Berkshires home for a summer stock season soon overstocked with memories. In a Chekhovian blend of witty comedy and poignant drama, they grapple with fame, art, the promise of romance, and the frustration of faded dreams -- and as always, each other. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 7/17/2016
by BWW - Jul 17, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/17/2016 for St. Petersburg (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Premiere WHITE GUY ON THE BUS, 1/23-2/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the world premiere of White Guy on the Bus by Bruce Graham, directed by BJ Jones. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from January 23-February 28, 2015. The press opening is Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Premieres WHITE GUY ON THE BUS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the world premiere of White Guy on the Bus by Bruce Graham, directed by BJ Jones. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from tonight, January 23-February 28, 2015. The press opening is Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE EXPLORER'S CLUB Opens Tonight at Mad Cow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Mad Cow Theatre presents The Explorers Club, by Nell Benjamin, set to open tonight, January 23, 2015 in The Harriett as part of Season 18. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Stages THE EXPLORER'S CLUB, Now thru 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Mad Cow Theatre is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for its upcoming run of The Explorers Club, by Nell Benjamin, set to open tonight, January 23, 2015 in The Harriett as part of Season 18. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE EXPLORER'S CLUB at Mad Cow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Mad Cow Theatre presents The Explorers Club, by Nell Benjamin, set to open January 23, 2015 in The Harriett as part of Season 18. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre to Stage THE EXPLORER'S CLUB, 1/23-2/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Mad Cow Theatre is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for its upcoming run of The Explorers Club, by Nell Benjamin, set to open January 23, 2015 in The Harriett as part of Season 18. (more...)

David Almeida, Dennis Enos & More to Star in THE EXPLORER'S CLUB at Mad Cow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Mad Cow Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for its upcoming run of The Explorers Club, by Nell Benjamin, set to open January 23, 2015 in The Harriett as part of Season 18. (more...)

BACK TO METHUSELAH - Part II to Begin Previews at Washington Stage Guild, 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2015

The Washington Stage Guild continues its Season of Love and/or Marriage with the next installment of a three-year dramatic extravaganza that culminates in the company's 30th anniversary, February 19 -March 15, 2015. (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Premiere WHITE GUY ON THE BUS, 1/23-2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the world premiere of White Guy on the Bus by Bruce Graham, directed by BJ Jones. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from January 23-February 28, 2015. The press opening is Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:30pm. (more...)

BACK TO METHUSELAH - Part II Begins Previews at Washington Stage Guild Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

The Washington Stage Guild continues its Season of Love and/or Marriage with the next installment of a three-year dramatic extravaganza that culminates in the company's 30th anniversary, tonight, February 19 -March 15, 2015. (more...)

Controversial New Play PIG GIRL to Receive European Debut This Winter at Finborough
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

In a new production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre and originally seen as a staged reading as part of Vibrant -- A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, and part of its Winter Season of 20 Premieres, the European premiere of Pig Girl by former Canadian Playwright-in-Residence at the Finborough Theatre, Colleen Murphy, runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing twelve Sunday and Monday evenings from Sunday, 11 January 2015 (Press Night: Monday, 12 Janaury 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

PICT Classic Theatre Presents Charles Dickens' GREAT EXPECTATIONS, Now thru 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

On the heels of the most-attended production in PICT's 18-year history, PICT Classic Theatre presents Charles Dickens' Great Expectations from tonight, December 4 - 20 at the Stephen Foster Memorial in Oakland. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 8/07/2016
by BWW - Aug 7, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/07/2016 for St. Petersburg (more...)

THE COUNTRY HOUSE Set for TheatreWorks This August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2015/2016 season with the Regional Premiere of The Country House. This recent Broadway hit is the latest from Donald Margulies, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Dinner with Friends. A revered stage and film star summons her show-biz family to her Berkshires home for a summer stock season soon overstocked with memories. In a Chekhovian blend of witty comedy and poignant drama, they grapple with fame, art, the promise of romance, and the frustration of faded dreams -- and as always, each other. (more...)

Cast Complete for Adam Bock's A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for A LIFE, the world premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (A Small Fire and The Drunken City at Playwrights, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows). Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Marjorie Prime, Detroit, Maple and Vine at Playwrights; You Got Older; Belleville; This Wide Night; Smokefall), A LIFE will be the second production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Martin Barrass and Suzy Cooper to Star in THE RAILWAY CHILDREN - LIVE ON STAGE, April 27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

From 27 April, Martin Barrass will return to the role of Mr Perks and Suzy Cooper has joined the cast as Mother in the Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny's stage adaptation of E. Nesbit's novel The Railway Children - Live on Stage. Also joining the cast are Shaun McCourt as Jim and Adam Collier, Alan Drake and Julie Gilby. (more...)

OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR to Launch UK, International Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Touring to from 17 May to 1 October 2016: Brighton Festival at Theatre Royal Brighton; SECC, Glasgow ;  Liverpool  Playhouse;  International Festival of Arts & Ideas, New Haven, Connecticut ; Dundee Rep Theatre ; The Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock ; Newcastle Theatre Royal; Galway International Arts Festival, Ireland and The Dorfman, National Theatre of Great Britain. (more...)

Martin Barrass and Suzy Cooper Join THE RAILWAY CHILDREN - LIVE ON STAGE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

From tonight 27 April, Martin Barrass will return to the role of Mr Perks and Suzy Cooper has joined the cast as Mother in the Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny's stage adaptation of E. Nesbit's novel The Railway Children - Live on Stage. (more...)

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