16th Jan, 2017

Stage version of hit Brit flick Brassed Off comes to Droitwich's Norbury Theatre

Droitwich Editorial 16th Sep, 2016 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

A STAGE version of much-loved Brit flick Brassed Off is being performed at Droitwich’s Norbury Theatre this week and next.

Written by Paul Allen and adapted by Mark Herman, it is a tragic but great story set in the coalmining town of Grimley in 1994.

Set to a backdrop of years of disputes and mine closures, Grimley colliery is now under threat.

Accountants say there’s more money in it being shut than open and that action would lead to the loss of 1,200 jobs.

The brass band is the one thing which brings the miners together and, under the leadership of Danny who coughs with his coal-dusted lungs, and the help of local lass and flugelhorn player Gloria, the band is transformed into British champions

Members of the Norbury Theatre have joined forces with members of the Malvern Hills District Brass Band to tell this moving and uplifting story of one mining village’s journey to perform at Albert Hall.

The first show took place last night (Thursday) and the rest are tonight (Friday), tomorrow (Saturday) and from next Thursday to Saturday (September 22 to 24). Performances start at 7.30pm each night.

Tickets, which are £11 (£10 concessions, are available by visiting www.norburytheatre.co.uk or by calling 01905 770154.