Coal stories: The Last Seam at Slung Low

Marking the closure of one of the last deep seam mines, Hatfield Main Colliery, and fifty years after the closure of South Leeds last coal mine, Middleton Broom Pit, a powerful new play The Last Seam comes to Holbeck’s own theatre: Slung Low’s HUB this Sunday (23 September 2018).

During the first half of the 20th century, more than 1,000 collieries were working in the UK. By 1984, only 173 were still operating. Documenting the devastation caused by the collapse of the industry, The Last Seam brings to life the real, powerful voices of the mining community.

This world premiere production, produced by CAST in Doncaster, uncovers and preserves the emotional stories behind our country’s colliery heritage. Insightful, honest and at times humorous, The Last Seam gets to the heart of the community, from the courageous women who protested to the resilient men who risked it all.

“It gives a voice to the voiceless community. Everyone knows someone or is someone in the play.”

Please note this performance contains strong language. Running time 2hrs 20mins incl. 20min interval

To reserve a ticket for the show, please click here to be transferred to Quaytickets and make your free reservation.

You pay what you decide – you give the amount of money you think is right after you have seen the performance. 100% box office takings will go directly to the visiting artists. Please note the venue is cash only, and there is a cash machine 2mins walk from the venue on the corner of Water Lane and Marshall Street.

On street parking is available at the venue. Slung Low’s HUB is located under the viaduct arches at 67-71 Bath Road, Holbeck, LS11 9UA.