The Pitmen Painters - Faber Edition
Published by Faber & Faber
Unable to understand each other, they embarked on one of the most unusual experiments in British art as the pitmen learned to become painters
Within a few years the most avant-garde artists became their friends, their work was taken for prestigious collections and they were celebrated throughout the British art world
But every day they worked - as before - down the mine
The Pitmen Painters premiered at Live Theatre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in September 2007, before transferring to the National Theatre in 2008
Winner of the "2008 London Evening Standard Best Play Award"