On Behalf of the People by Ray Castleton.
1945: A land fit for heroes – this time?
A powerful and engaging story of a post World War Two (WW2) Yorkshire coalmining family, coming to terms with a rapidly changing world and a new Britain, the New Jerusalem! Tom Mason returns from the war to the arms of his grateful mother and fiancée, and to the bosom of the pit. George fights his own battles and an election. Connie mourns, loves and unites as Liz sees a new world, brim full of opportunity. In a new Britain, will their hopes and dreams be reconciled?
The play was originally commissioned by the National Coalmining Museum for England and reveals how millions of people in coalmining communities were affected by the end of WW2, nationalisation of the coalmining industry, during a period of rapid social change in society which impacted on their lives, loves, hopes and dreams.
Written by Ray Castleton and Directed by Charlie Kenber.
Being shown locally in the East Midlands at Wirksworth Town Hall on Friday 29th June 2018, the Assembly Rooms, Bolsover on Friday 6th July 2018 and at Creswell Social Centre on Thursday, 12th July 2018. Bookings at www.themeltingshop.co.uk or contact the venue concerned. Ticket Helpline: (07903) 684 676.
Below: Vesting day at Swanwick Colliery near Alfreton, Derbyshire.