The Last Miner
PUBLISHED: 10:30 21 April 2011
THE Last Miner, a poignant and thought-provoking new show about an elderly miner who buries himself in his own past, visits the egg theatre at the Theatre Royal Bath.
An old retired man lives deep underground within the mine he used to work.
Closed off from the world above, he hides from his memories and the constantly changing world above.
He fills his day with a strict routine until, slowly, his cavernous home starts to crumble, lighting up the memories of his past.
As the roof of his home begins to collapse and his past comes flooding back, he is left with a choice. Should he stay down below or come back up to a world he left so long ago?
Using puppetry, light and an innovative soundscape, The Last Miner is an immersive, original tale recalling an incredible life experienced through coal dust.
This inventive show for audiences aged 7 years and over has been developed by Tortoise in a Nutshell in association with Catherine Wheels Theatre Company.
The Last Miner will be staged at the egg theatre on April 30 at 11.30am and 3pm.
Tickets, priced £5.50-7, are available from the box office on 01225 448844, the egg reception on 01225 823409 or www.theatreroyal.org.uk