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Brassed Off adaptation is worth seeing in the miners' anniversary year

by Phil Webster and Richard Buckwell
Issue No. 2395

Women protesters in Brassed Off

Women protesters in Brassed Off (Pic: Nobby Clark)

This adaptation of the 1996 film is a must-see in this 30th anniversary year of the Great Miners’ Strike.

It is based on the real story of the brass band of Grimethorpe when the 1992 pit closures brought devastation to the pit village.

The play pulls no punches in its anti-Tory sentiment. It is also moving entertainment with a lot of humour.

The music includes a wonderful performance from Clara Darcy, and real bands from each area the production visits. 

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Tue 18 Mar 2014, 18:28 GMT
Issue No. 2395
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