The Collie’s Shed

Contemporary Drama

Based in a local Men’s Shed in East Lothian, The Collie’s Shed follows four retired miners as they discover how a review into the policing of the mining strikes in the 80’s by the Scottish Government suddenly affects them, their friendships and their relationships.

Journey with us between the past and present as we hear how one unforgettable and violent day of striking at Bilston Glen Colliery leaves our characters wrestling with what they think is right.

Learn who our characters are, who they once were and most importantly, where they stand on the picket line…

With dramatization of real stories and experiences, The Collie’s Shed brings a powerful and emotional call to arms over injustices and hardships that are arguably still felt to this day.

As we head into to the 40th year since the 1984 mining strikes began, this new piece of Scottish theatre highlights the trials and tribulations that are still faced in mining and working-class communities.

The Collie’s Shed debuted at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2022 before returning in 2023 and receiving critical acclaim alongside an OFF-FEST Nomination and marking playwright Shelley Middler as a “fresh new voice in Scottish theatre.” (The Scotsman)


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