About Brassed Off

Much-loved modern classic full of grit, heart & northern humour

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 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, this production will feature live music from local brass bands to deliver a soul-stirring theatrical experience.

Two local brass bands, Wingates Brass Band and Eagley Band join the company for the Octagon shows (returning to the Octagon following their performances in our 2014 production of Brassed Off).

Take a peek inside rehearsals and hear from the cast about what audiences can expect from the show:

5 Stars

Gripping in-the-round production

- The Stage
5 Stars

A knockout performance

- News and Stars
5 Stars

Full of Yorkshire humour...you have got to see it

- Northern Arts Review
4 Stars

A production alive with movement

- The Guardian