April 08, 2005



Mayworks: Burning Issues - a Banner Theatre production


Friday, 6 May 2005 (8:00 p.m.)


CEP Union Hall

975 Kennedy Road

Toronto ON


Florencia Berinstein - Coordinator

Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts

tel: 416-599-5996



FreeIt has been 20 years since the year-long Miners Strike of 1984/5 in Britain. To mark this momentous event, Banner Theatre went back to the coalfield communities of Yorkshire, Lancashire, the Midlands and South Wales to see what has been the legacy of the strike and to look at what has happened in Britain's former mining communities.

Banner Theatre has spoken to ex-miners and their families and friends and uses their own words in this hard-hitting production about the assault on some of Britain's longest established working-class communities. Burning Issues records the mixture of emotions and attitudes that the strike and the subsequent pit closure programme continue to evoke.

Banner Theatre, one of the longest established community theatre companies in Britain, has 30 years experience of working with marginalized and disadvantaged communities.

Working in collaboration with Ground Zero Productions in Edmonton, they have toured Canada extensively. Banner Theatre is made up of Dave Rogers, Jilah Bakhshayesh, Charlie Davis and Fred Wisdom, joined by Don Bouzek of Ground Zero Productions.

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