Barnsley’s Lamproom Theatre takes to the stage in award-winning comedy, Sparkies at the National Coal Mining Museum for England

Barnsley’s Lamproom Theatre presents Sparkies at the National Coal Mining Museum for England on 27 and 28 June 2015.

The award-winning comedy, Sparkies, follows the story of a fifteen year old mining apprentice and his friends during 1966. Join the young Barnsley lad as he finds his feet in the world at a time when Harold Wilson’s pit closures and winning the World Cup were both at the height of conversation.

The talented cast of Sparkies will begin their journey with two performances at Barnsley’s Lamproom Theatre before taking to a more unconventional stage at the National Coal Mining Museum for England.    

The hilarious play by John Kelly will take centre stage at the Museum on 27June at 7.30pm and again on 28 June at 3.30pm, as part of the annual Miners’ Gala line-up.

The Annual Miners’ Gala will take place from 9am – 4.45pm on 28 June and will see a spectacular range of activities throughout the day from children’s rides and live music to craft competitions and sporting events. A delicious selection of food will also be available. Admission to the Miners’ Gala is free however tickets for Sparkies must be pre-booked.

Sparkies contains some pit language and is recommended for over 16s.

Tickets for performances must be pre-booked by calling 01924 848806. For further details please visit

For information about the Museum, visit or call 01924 848806.

For press information, images and interview requests please contact Laura Barr or Fern Montgomery at Bonner & Hindley:; 0113 243 4713


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