Tuesday 25 March 2014
Everyman, Cheltenham

Brassed Off

Based on the Screenplay by Mark Herman.
A Touring Consortium Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal Production.

Brassed Off

Passionate and inspiring – a celebration of human endeavour and community spirit in triumph against all the odds.

"A fine adaptation" The Times

It is 1992, Grimley Colliery faces the threat of closure and the future of the brass band seems uncertain. With the miners torn between redundancy packages and the picket lines, bandleader Danny’s hopes of winning the national brass band competition seem like a distant dream. But the arrival of flugelhorn-playing Gloria brings hope, romance and controversy to the band which seems to be on the point of collapse.

Featuring rousing live music including Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez and Jerusalem, Brassed Off is a funny and heartwarming drama that reaches stirring heights as a locally cast brass band performs the final scene, set in the Albert Hall, live on stage. The cast is led by John McArdle, a highly respected and accomplished actor who has had major parts in Brookside and Waterloo Road.