‘Sparkies’ cast to visit the National Coal Mining Museum ahead of summer performances:

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 Date: Wednesday 27 May

Time: 2:00pm
Location: National Coal Mining Museum for England (please report to reception)

‘Sparkies’ cast to visit the National Coal Mining Museum ahead of summer performances:

The cast of ‘Sparkies’ will visit the National Coal Mining Museum for England on Wednesday 27 May ahead of their two performances taking place, for the first time, at the museum this summer.

The talented actors from Barnsley’s Lamproom Theatre will be exploring the many hidden treasures of the museum, discovering the world of coal mining as they prepare for the shows. The visit will give the actors a great insight into the history of mining and will provide a very realistic experience which will likely be reflected in their upcoming performances.

The group will have the chance to head 140m underground to discover what life was like all those years ago, guided by real miners to enhance the tour. This will be a great opportunity for the actors to hear some first-hand experiences about life as a miner.

Barnsley’s Lamproom Theatre will present the award-winning comedy Sparkies at the National Coal Mining Museum for England on Saturday 27 June and Sunday 28 June. The play written by John Kelly, tells the story of a young boy from Barnsley as he finds his way in life during 1966; a year when Harold Wilson’s pit closures and the World Cup were hot topics of conversation.

For more information about Sparkies performances and how to buy tickets, please visit www.ncm.org.uk.

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