LEE HALL’S fantastic play The Pitmen Painters is coming to the Cambridge Arts Theatre ... and The Hunts Post has two pairs of tickets to give away to see the show.

LEE HALL'S fantastic play The Pitmen Painters is coming to the Cambridge Arts Theatre ... and The Hunts Post has two pairs of tickets to give away to see the show.

The story of one of the most successful and critically-acclaimed plays of the 21st century charts the journey of a group of miners from the small coal town of Ashington in north-east England, who hire a professor to teach an art appreciation class.

Rapidly abandoning theory in favour of practice, the pitmen begin to paint.

Within a few years the most avant-garde artists become their friends, and their work is acquired by prestigious collections.

But, despite this success, they continue working down the mine.

Original cast member Brian Lonsdale, who plays a character referred to only as the "young lad", told The Hunts Post: "I've played this role over 500 times and there are incredible moments in this play that I never get tired of.

"The characters are so real, and the play's so brilliantly written, with moments that everybody can relate to."

To be in with a chance of winning tickets just name the town from where the Pitmen Painters come.

Answers on a postcard or sealed envelope to Pitmen Painters competition, The Hunts Post, 30 High Street, Huntingdon PE29 3TB or e-mail leisure@huntpost.co.uk

All entries should include your name and a daytime telephone number and reach us by Thursday, May 19. Usual Archant competition rules apply.

INFORMATION: The Pitmen Painters is at the Cambridge Arts Theatre between Monday, May 16 and Saturday, May 21, at 7.45pm, with 2.30pm matinees on Thursday and Saturday. Tickets £15-£25.