To coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Miners’ Strike of 1984, BRASSED OFF, directed by Damian Cruden (director of Olivier Award winning ‘Best Entertainment’ The Railway Children), will be at the Theatre Royal Nottingham from Tuesday 4 – Saturday 8 March with a rousing final scene performed by Trent Brass.
In 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 Yorkshire brass band on the brink of collapse.
Featuring rousing live music including Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez and Jerusalem played live on stage by Trent Brass, a band of locally based musicians commissioned especially for this production.
John McArdle stars as Danny. A highly respected and accomplished actor, his credits include Billy Corkhill in Brookside, Firm Friends, All The Small Things, Merseybeat and Waterloo Road.
Damian Cruden is Artistic Director York Theatre Royal and his previous collaborations with TCTC include the Olivier Award winning The Railway Children at Waterloo Theatre and To Kill a Mockingbird with Duncan Preston.
Passionate and inspiring, Brassed Off is a celebration of human endeavour and community spirit in triumph against all the odds.
Brassed Off starring John McArdle. With Luke Adamson, Rebecca Clay, Clara Darcy, Andrew Dunn, Helen Kay, John McArdle, Andrew Roberts Palmer, James Robinson, Kraig Thornber & Gilly Tompkins.
Brassed Off will be visting the Theatre Royal Nottingham from Tuesday 4 – Saturday 8 March 2014, with evening performances at 7.30pm, Wednesday and Thursday matinees at 2pm and a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets are priced at £27.50 – £14 (plus concessions) and are available on www.trch.co.uk or box office 0115 989 5555.