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In 1994 hundreds of coal miners hung up their pit boots as Grimethorpe Colliery was destroyed, along with the tight-knit working-class community that surrounded it.

Wasteland, Gary Clarke’s sequel to Coal, looks at how two generations coped in this era of radical upheaval. As we see one generation grind to a halt, we follow the next into the 90s illegal rave scene, where derelict warehouses and abandoned work spaces became home for a new-found community of music and dance.

Bringing together Clarke’s vivid physical dance language performed by a company of exceptional dancers, a community cast of singers, brass musicians, archive film footage, a powerful rave soundtrack and unique art work by Jimmy Cauty (co-founder of The KLF), Wasteland dives head first into a gritty story of loss, hope, escapism and survival.

Age recommendation 14+ – Contains some strong language, strobe lighting, loud music and smoke effects.

AFTER SHOW DISCUSSION Sat 18 Feb

Practical

Enjoy code: 725846
Type
Scene
Target groups
Kids, Adult, Youth, Elderly
Source
TheList
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Available tickets

Saturday
18/02 2023 7:30pm
Curve Theatre Rutland Street LEICESTER
Provided by The List