We Also Served

We Also Served

Open Air Promenade Theatre Performance at Hope Pit

Saturday 19th August - Sunday 20th August

11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm

45 minutes per performance

We love seeing theatre in unusual places so we're really excited to announce the return of IN ON THE ACT'S immersive and popular performance 'We Also Served' developed in partnership with Theatre Royal Wakefield, as part of the Museum's #nationalisation70 celebrations.

A specially commissioned piece of promenade theatre, inspired by the lives of the Bevin Boys who served in the coalmines during WWII and the Nationalisation of the coal industry.

The performance highlights the experiences of the young men during WWII, who had hoped to join the armed services but were sent to unfamiliar communities to work in the coal mines and to face a painful and unsettling life. 'We Also Served' has been created as part of the Museum’s year long programme of activities around Nationalisation.

IN ON THE ACT are Theatre Royal Wakefield's young company of talented theatre-makers.

Come and experience Promenade theatre at Hope Pit - walk in the open air and follow the actors, watching the action unfold around you. 

  • FREE (book in advance)
  • Saturday 19th Aug & Sunday 20th Aug
  • 45 minute shows at 11.30am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm.
  • Suitable for all ages (but the audience stands and walks during the performance - limited seating available at certain points).


Book your place on 01924 848806.

Harry Parkes, Bevin Boy, whose life story has inspired the creation and development of this performance.

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