Proper ‘Brassed Off’ about the miners’ plight
A SLICE of 1980s Yorkshire mining village will come to life at the Ringwood School Theatre at the end of the month.
Ringwood Musical & Dramatic Society is presenting the play Brassed Off, a gritty comedy following the fortunes of a colliery brass band and its members as they struggle to come to terms with pit closures and economic hardship.
Also featuring Ringwood & Burley Band taking the role of the fictional Grimley Colliery Band, Brassed Off has some great brass band music, a lot of laughs, tragedy and some strong language.
It is based on the well-known film starring Pete Postlethwaite, Ewan McGregor and Tara Fitzgerald, and will be instantly familiar to anyone who remembers the 1980s miners’ strike that tore apart northern communities and families as Margaret Thatcher’s government sought to defeat the mining unions.
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Directed by John West, himself a proper Yorkshire lad, Brassed Off promises to be both funny and thought-provoking and will appeal not just to theatregoers but also to lovers of brass band music.
Brassed Off will be at the Ringwood School Theatre at 7.30pm from Wednesday 30th October to Saturday 2nd November. Tickets from £8 are available at rmds.org.uk or tel 0759 777 1701.