Made by TBTL Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton and Stephen Joseph Theatre present

Brassed Off

adapted for the stage by Paul Allen | based on the screenplay by Mark Herman I directed by Liz Stevenson Fri 28 June - Sat 27 July | various times

“Three disasters. Two world wars, one bloody big depression. And every time, the band play on.”

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?

Based on the smash-hit film, Brassed Off is a much-loved modern classic, full of grit, heart and northern humour. This production will feature live music from local brass bands to deliver a soul-stirring theatrical experience.

Audio Description by Anne Hornsby