A heart-warming story about community spirit and triumph in the face of adversity, Brassed Off is by turns funny and poignant and features rousing live music played by TCTC Group Champion Brass Band.
1994. Yorkshire, England. Returning to her hometown up north, Gloria discovers a community in crisis. The local Pit is on the brink of closure, money is scarce and morale is at an all-time low. Only the Colliery Brass Band is keeping spirits up, sights set firmly on reaching the national brass band championships at the Royal Albert Hall, but as conversations turn to talk of picket lines and redundancy packages, the miners are falling out of tune… Flugelhorn-playing Gloria brings hope to the band and the town.
But is she all she seems? And how will the miners react when they find out who she works for? The award-winning smash-hit film captured the hearts of a nation when it was released in 1996 and this new version of the BAFTA-nominated story is sure to captivate you this season
“Nimbly moves between humour and darker moments of poignancy with powerful effect.…”— The Stage
“Something magical has gelled within the company... The New Vic has hit the nail on the he…”— Reviews Hub
“A play to be remembered…”— Yeah Lifestyle
“This heart-warming play will delight audiences…”— At The Theatre
“Heart-warming…”— Loving Staffordshire
“Outstanding... The passion in this play never hit a false or dull note…”— Market Drayton Advertiser