chariots of fire

chariots of fire

Writer and Director introduce Wonderland

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Writer Beth Steel and Director Edward Hall talk about the inspiration behind Wonderland and bringing this epic story to life on stage. Wonderland will be playing on Hampstead Theatre's Main Stage 20 June - 26 July 2014. Click here for more information and to book tickets - http://www.hampsteadtheatre.com/whats-on/2014/wonderland/ he Midlands, 1984. Two young lads are about to learn what it is to be a miner, to be accepted into the close camaraderie and initiated into a unique workplace where sweat, toil, collapsing roofs and explosions are all to be met with bawdy humour. London, 1984. A conflicted Tory MP, a brash American CEO and an eccentric maverick are the face of a radical Conservative government preparing to do battle with the most powerful workforce, the miners. As the two sides clash, the miners fight for their livelihoods and families, and the government for its vision of a free Britain. Together they change the fabric of the nation forever. Marking the thirtieth anniversary of the Miners' Strike, Beth Steel's epic drama presents the full sweep of the turbulent events that transformed the country -- from the corridors of Westminster, to pitched battles with the police, to the coal faces of Nottinghamshire. A finalist for The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for Best New Play, Wonderland is Steel's second play following the critically acclaimed Ditch (Old Vic Tunnels). Hampstead Theatre's Artistic Director Edward Hall directs following Sunny Afternoon (Hampstead) and the sell-out hit Chariots of Fire (Hampstead/West End).