Brassed Off

Author(s): Adapted for the stage by Paul Allen, based on the screenplay by Mark Herman Company: Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton and Stephen Joseph Theatre Age recommendation: 13+ years
Venue: Octagon Theatre, Bolton Dates:

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Brass runs in Shane’s family, and in the midst of yet another cost of living crisis he looks back on the last great battle for the local pit and the defiant glory of Grimley Colliery Band.

It’s 1994 and the tight-knit mining community of Grimley, Yorkshire are fighting to keep their colliery open. Meanwhile, revered band leader Danny battles to keep his dispirited band of brass-playing miners together with the dream of qualifying for the National Championships at London’s Albert Hall.

When the uncertainty around the pit’s future becomes too much for the band members, loyalty is tested, pressure mounts and the community begins to break apart. With their whole way of life at stake, can the band find a way to play on?

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Venue: Theatre by the Lake, Keswick Dates:
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough Dates:

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