Brassed Off

A Derby Theatre Production
Derby Theatre Productions
Friday 18 September 2015 - Saturday 10 October 2015
Average: 5 (1 vote)
"Outstanding... One of the finest things the theatre has ever done"
The Stage
Average: 5 (1 vote)
"wonderfully played music, drama, lots of laughs and something to make you think... Superb"
Belper News

It's 1994 and the miners are striking as the local colliery faces closure.

Danny's dreams of leading the pit's brass band to victory at a national competition at the Albert Hall seem remote as the men choose between picket lines and redundancy packages. But when Flugelhorn-playing Gloria returns to her home town the band get their oompah back and romance is rekindled with her childhood sweetheart Andy. However, when the real reason for Gloria's return is revealed and the pressures of the strike get too much for the band members, things start to fall out of tune...

Brassed Off is a much-loved tale, full of heart and humour is made right here in Derby by the team who brought you Kes, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, and Solace of the Road. Balancing grit and wit with a poignant look at recent history, the performance also features live music from Derwent Brass to deliver a thrilling night at the theatre. 

Contains some strong language

Group discounts available - find out more

Audio Described: Thu 8 October, 7.30pm, and Sat 10 October, 2.30pm - Click here to listen to the show's production notes ahead of the Audio Described Performances.

BSL Interpreted: Thu 8 October, 7.30pm


Listen to interviews with some of the cast members here

Jake Audio Jimmy Audio Jo Audio

All rights whatsoever in this play are strictly reserved
Agents for Mark Herman - United Agents LLP - -
Agents for Paul Allen - David Higham Associates Ltd - -

Running time: 
2 hours 20 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)