Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall on his new play

27th September 2007



Best known as the creator of Billy Elliot, the playwright joins Max Roberts, artistic director of Live Theatre, Newcastle, to talk about his new play. The Pitmen Painters revisits the story of the Ashington Group – a 1930s society of miners who discovered they had a talent to paint.

Theatre is a metaphor for community – the theme of the collective and the individual emerged during its making.