Wolverhampton produces first show in 40 years

Steve Orme

Former artistic director of Hull Truck Theatre Gareth Tudor Price will direct Brassed Off, a co-production between Wolverhampton Grand and talking Scarlet—the first in-house production at the Grand for 40 years.

Jeffrey Holland, known for his television appearances as Spike in Hi-de-Hi!, will play Danny, conductor of the Grimley Band. He has worked extensively on stage including seasons at the Chichester Festival Theatre and Edinburgh Festival.

The cast also includes Christopher Connel (Phil), Miriam Grace Edwards (Sandra), Ash Matthews (Shane), Clara Darcy (Gloria) and Eddy Massarella (Andy). The production features a full brass band from the Wolverhampton area.

Brassed Off is written by Paul Allen and adapted from the screenplay by Mark Herman. Set and costume design are by John Brooking. Lighting design is by Anthony Aston.

Brassed Off runs at the Grand from Wednesday 23 August until Saturday 2 September.