Mr & Mrs Clark

Black Stuff

Black Stuff by Volcano Theatre

Presented at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015

Presented in association with Forest Fringe


Black Stuff


Volcano Theatre


Forest Centre Plus

Performance dates and times

17th - 28th August 2015 8pm


14th August 2015 @ 8pm & 15th August 2015 @ 12 Noon

Matinee performances

19th, 21st, 24th, 26th, 28th August 2015 2pm

22nd August 2015 12pm


Claudine Conway


Twitter: @VolcanoUK

Facebook: volcanotheatrewales

Black Stuff is a promenade show about lives and imaginations shaped by coal mining. Immerse yourself in a subterranean adventure in a building transformed by coal, fire, sweat and machinery. Overload your senses with the noise and suffocation of lives lived underground and with dreams of the blue sky beyond.Surreal, funny and spectacular: Black Stuff is an unsentimental exploration of life, art, coal and politics from Wales’s most consistently inventive performance company. With the demise of our heavy industries and with a bitter taste still lingering in the mouth thirty years after the miners’ strike, we are not content just to be brassed off or to dance our cares away. Contemporary Wales has enough poetry and pity to last. We need other ways of describing our memories and our futures.

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Directed by Paul Davies

Movement Director: Catherine Bennett

Design: Lizzie French and Cadi Lane

Lighting Design & Production Management: Ben Stimpson

Performers: Rhys McLellan; Neal McWilliams; Barbara Sarmiento AraƱa; Robin Willingham

Video: Erin Rickard

Thanks to Betty Rae Watkins, Sarah Pace and the Josef Herman Art Foundation Cymru

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