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Brassed Off

Brassed Off

Adapted by Paul Allen, Based on the screenplay by Mark Herman

Weds 23 - Sat 26 April 2014

  • Presented at Belgrade Main stage
  • Tickets: From £15.50 - £30.25 (Concessions: From £10.50 - £28.25)

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“The truth is, I thought it mattered – I thought that music mattered. But does it? ….. Not compared to how people matter.” Danny, Brassed Off

It is 1992, Grimley Colliery faces the threat of closure and the future of the brass band seems uncertain. With the miners torn between redundancy packages and the picket lines, band-leader Danny’s hopes of winning the national brass band competition seem like a distant dream. But the arrival of flugelhorn-playing Gloria brings hope, romance and controversy to the Yorkshire brass band on the brink of collapse.

To coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Miners’ Strike of 1984, we are proud to present this production of Brassed Off, directed by Damian Cruden (director of Olivier Award winning ‘Best Entertainment’ The Railway Children.

Featuring rousing live music including Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez and Jerusalem, Brassed Off is a funny and heart-warming drama that reaches stirring heights as a locally cast Brass Band performs the final scene, set in the Royal Albert Hall.

Passionate and inspiring – a celebration of human endeavour and community spirit in triumph against all the odds.

Photo credit: Nobby Clark.
Contains strong language.

Watch this trailer for the show, created by York Theatre Royal:

Wed 23 Apr 7:45pm
Thu 24 Apr 2:30pm
Thu 24 Apr 7:45pm
Fri 25 Apr 7:45pm
Sat 26 Apr 2:30pm Audio Described
Sat 26 Apr 7:45pm

“It is a story full of belly laughs, full of human spirit …!”

The Independent

“A fine adaptation”

The Times

“A grand night out”

The Guardian

“Only the flint-hearted will miss the theatrical power or pathos of this stage version of Mark Herman’s admired movie”

London Evening Standard

Brassed Off...In Conversation. Celebrating Belgrade's Dramatic Role In Coventry Writers' Lives

Posted on 9th April 2014

Coventry journalists, Paul Allen and John Palmer stage a return to the Belgrade on Thursday 24 April to deliver an “In Conversation” about how their p... Read more

Video: Audience reaction to Brassed Off

Posted by Rosie Mackie on 19th March 2014

Find out what the audience think of Brassed Off. Read more

Brassed Off...In Broadgate

Posted by anon on 9th April 2014

Come on down to Broadgate Central Square on Sat 12 April and join the Coventry Festival Band on an exclusive musical tour of the City as we begin the countdown to... Read more

A Blast From Coventry and Warwickshire's Banding Past

Posted by Kate Evans on 24th April 2014

In celebration of Brassed Off's visit to the Belgrade, we're digging deep into the region's mining heritage to re-trace the history of the Arley We... Read more

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