Two young lads are about to learn what it is to be a miner. A conflicted Tory MP, a brash American CEO and an eccentric maverick are the face of a conservative government, preparing to battle with 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.
Beth Steel's first play Ditch premiered at the HighTide Festival before transferring to the Old Vic Tunnels. Ditch was shortlisted for the John Whiting Award. Wonderland her second play was performed at Hampstead Theatre in and won her the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright. Her third play, Labyrinth opened at the Hampstead Theatre in 2016.