Brassed OffSun 17 May 2020
In a village in Northern England, Danny, the conductor of a colliery brass band has difficulty maintaining the morale of his musicians when the economic future of the area is threatened by the possibility that the local coal mine will be closed. When a former resident, Gloria, returns to assess the mine she gets involved with her former flame, Andy, and also the band, joining them in their last hurrah at a national competition.
We follow the action through the eyes of Danny’s grandson, Shane, as he narrates the story of not only the band, but also the struggles left over from the miners strikes as seen by the desperate acts of his father, Phil.
This well loved comedy drama is brought to you by Up close Theatre and Bideford Town Band as they bring rousing tunes, Abide with me, Land of hope and glory and many more. So why not join the 15 actors and the 30 piece brass band.
Up Close tour Cornwall and Devon with productions including: Jeeves & Wooster, Yes Prime Minster, Brassed Off, Frankenstein (National Theatre version), Barnum – The shattered image and My Boy Jack.
*Concessions for this production are set by the company and may differ from the Northcott’s standard concession rate.