The Henley Players are delighted to bring Brassed Off to the Kenton theatre next week.
Following the popularity of the award winning film in 1996, writer Mark Herman’s screenplay was adapted by Paul Allen for the stage two years later and following a stint at the National theatre and two major tours it is still popular twenty years on. The story was based on real events in the Grimethorpe village during the miner’s strike, where Danny’s dreams of leading the pit’s band to victory at a national competition at the Albert Hall seem remote. The film soundtrack and stage premiere music was provided by the legendary Grimethorpe Colliery Band, now going a hundred years strong.
The Players are thrilled to be joined by the Marlow Brass Band in this production directed by Ian Head. Both the director and Marlow Brass Band have collaborated on the show before but such is their love of it they could not resist doing it again.
Not to be missed, this poignant play with music comedy-drama is a celebration of human endeavour, community spirit and a triumph against all odds. You can see it at the Kenton Theatre from 17-20 October, starting at 7.30pm each evening with a matinee at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday 20th. Box office: 01491 575698 or www.kentontheatre.co.uk