Blackbird (2006)

Set in the mining community of Newcastle at the turn of the century, Blackbird was a gritty strong drama following a family whose lives were torn apart by the miner’s strike of 1908.

Authentic miners lamps were borrowed for this production, and the miners were really covered in coal dust!

They even had to get washed and bathed on stage.  The Class Act stage crew produced the most ingenious moving set and the most realistic brick walls!  Once again, stunning performances brought the audience to its feet every night.

Without a doubt, this play was one of David Wrightam’s finest pieces and will be remembered for a very long time.

 

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