16th - 19th May 2012 at Grand Opera House
‘Live brass band music is a sound like no other, rousing yet haunting - theatrical magic’
Charles Hutchinson, York Press
Brassed Off is a spirited comedy-drama set in 1992, a time of uncertainty for the miners of Grimley Colliery in South Yorkshire. Their pit is under threat of closure and the colliery band is on the verge of breaking up, their chance of competing nationally a distant dream. Then along comes Gloria, rekindling enthusiasm passion and romance.
Based on a true story, the film, written and directed by York’s Mark Herman, starred Pete Postlewaite,Ewan McGregor, Stephen Tomkinson and Tara Fitzgerald.
Local Brass Bands join the cast live on stage every night.
Brassed Off is adapted for the stage by Paul Allen.
A York Stage Musicals production.
In association with Samuel French Ltd.