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Call out for Four female participants

Call Out for four female participants

Gary Clarke Company embarks on a major 2016 national tour COAL!

COAL is a new piece for dance theatre that marks the 30th Anniversary of the 1984/85 miner's strike. With humour and grit in equal measure, COAL is an emotional, moving and relevant story of community, solidarity and survival. It is based on years of personal research by Gary Clarke, including interviews with Anne Scargill, former wife of NUM president Arthur Scargill, and Betty Cook, the founders of Women Against Pit Closures.

Gary Clarke company is looking for females over the age of 30+ to be a powerful role in the representation of women throughout the show and join dancers and musicians for a remarkable live theatre tribute to the people living in the coalfields.

COAL commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Miners’ Strike and reflects award winning choreographer and dancer Gary Clarke’s own experience of growing up in the Yorkshire coalfields.

Gary Clarke Company will work with everyone’s individual needs and abilities to explore a range of performance work, social dances, partner work and to make their own contribution to the story. 

No dance on stage experience necessary, just a willingness to get involved!

How to get involved? 

Come along for a Free Taster workshop on Thursday 28th January from 6.30-8.30pm at The Civic, Barnsley this will be an opportunity to meet and find out more about COAL. 

The four females will need to be commit to:

Shows: The Civic, Barnsley, Fri 19 & Sat 20 February, 7.30pm

Taster workshop:

Thursday 28 January 6.30-8.30pm at The Civic

Intensive weekend:

Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 February 10-4pm at The Civic

Venue rehearsals:

Thursday 18 February - 9.30am-6pm


Friday 19 February -needed from 4.30pm-show 7.30pm

Saturday 20 February needed from 4.30pm-show 7.30pm 

A travel allowance will be offered.

For more information please contact Vanessa on 07970 807063 email: or visit