The play, a reworking of the Joe Corrie classic about a Fife mining community during the General Strike in the 1920s, opened last night at Pathhead Hall, Kirkcaldy, and will run until October 12.
The play also uses fragments of other plays, poems and songs by Corrie and its director, Graham McLaren, was given access to his private correspondence as part of his research for the production.
In an interview last week, Mr McLaren spoke of his admiration for Corrie's work.
"TS Eliot described him as the best Scottish poet since Burns and yet barely anyone knows about him," he said. "Because he was a working-class Scottish guy, the establishment didn't notice.
"Had he been supported, would we have a canon of work to rival Sean O'Casey? I suspect we would, and that Scottish theatre would be a whole lot richer because of it."
Picture: Stewart Attwood.