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The Monday Play


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Colin Douglas and John Woodvine , Bryan Pringle in Close the Coalhouse Door by ALAN PLATER based on stories by SID CHAPLIN with songs by ALEX GLASGOW
' The miner ... he walks about like a god. If he feels like working, he works. Nobody can hold the big whip over him. It doesn'exist.'
Musical director BILL SOUTHGATE with members of the GRIMETHORPE COLLIERY BAND Producer TONY CLIFF (from Leeds)


Unknown: Colin Douglas
Unknown: John Woodvine
Unknown: Bryan Pringle
Unknown: Alan Plater
Stories By: Sid Chaplin
Songs By: Alex Glasgow
Unknown: Jerry Rochfort
Director: Bill Southgate
Will Jobling: Alan Hockey
Thomas Milburn: Colin Douglas
Expert: John Franklyn-Rohbins
Vicar: Alex Glasgow
Mary Ann Milburn: Brenda Peters
Geordie: Bryan Pringle
Jackie: John Woodvine
John Milburn: Malcolm Terris
Frank Milburn: Ralph Watson
Ruth: Valerie Georgeson
Pitwoman: Jean Becke

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