DUST: Arthur Scargill pit play at Barnsley Civic- VIDEO

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ARTHUR Scargill is the subject of a new play in his home town tomorrow (Thu, March 15, 2012) – but the former miner’s leader hasn’t yet booked a ticket, say bosses at Barnsley Civic.

But they are hoping that at least a member of his family will accept their invite to see Dust.

Dust: Arthur Scargill play at Barnsley Civic from March 15 to 17, 2012.

Dust: Arthur Scargill play at Barnsley Civic from March 15 to 17, 2012.

VIDEO: Press the play button to see Digital Editor Graham Walker’s video report.

YOUTUBE: You can also watch the Dust stage play preview on YouTube - CLICK HERE.

The play is set in the future, on the morning of Margaret Thatcher’s death. In his Barbican flat, Scargill and his publisher have a visitor from their past – an ageing militant miner with his own take on Scargill’s controversial legacy.

Robert Holmes, the Civic’s marketing coordinator, said: “People are talking about the play and reaction to the posters up in the town have been interesting.

Dust: Arthur Scargill play at Barnsley Civic from March 15 to 17, 2012.

Dust: Arthur Scargill play at Barnsley Civic from March 15 to 17, 2012.

“It is a thinking play. People won’t be rolling in the aisles with laughter but it will have an impact emotionally.”

Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough MP David Blunkett has written a forward for the programme.

The men behind Dust are former Hallam FM journalist Ralph Bernard, who originated the play and is producing it, and acclaimed writer/director Ade Morris

It will be performed tomorrow and Friday, March 15 and 16, 2012, at 7.30pm and on Saturday, March 17, at 2pm and 7.30pm.

Tickets £15 and £13. Call 01226 327 000 or visit www.barnsleycivic.co.uk

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