Back by popular demand- comedy/drama at its very best! Featuring the world famous Wingates Brass Band. Altrincham Garrick Playhouse. Monday 24th to Saturday 29th April. Evenings 7:30pm
A stunning play, featuring the world famous WingatesBrass Band, Brassed Off found huge popularity with our audiences in two previous sold out productions.The stage adaptation by Paul Allen is set in Grimley (Grimethorpe), a mining town in the north of England, when the mine is up for closure. The plot concerns a family within a community fighting for survival and the fight, too, for the community band, a symbol of unity and success.
The story is a memory narrated by Shane (8 when the action takes place in 1994). The actual time is around 2000. The play is adapted from the screenplay by Mark Herman which was turned into a multi award winning, and massively popular, film starring Pete Postlethwaite, Tara Fitzgerald, Ewan McGregor, and Stephen Tomkinson.
The Garrick is delighted to feature Wingates BrassBand in this production. Formed in 1873, they are a Championship Section Brass Band based in Wingates, near Westhoughton, and were originally known as the Wingates Temperance Prize Band.
Since then, they have become a member of the elite of brass bands and have been British Open Champions 7 times and British National Champions 4 times. In 2013, to celebrate their 140th anniversary, they were featured on the BBC Radio 2 show ‘Listen to the Bands’, recorded their first double CD ’From Fifes to Fanfares to Fame’ and, to round off a memorable year, they became Northern Open Champions.
Wingates today are considered to beone of the most entertaining brass bands in the UK, and are currently ranked at number 30 in the world! This is your chance to see them in action in what is sure to be a highlight of the Garrick’s year.
Question to the audience- ‘Is she really playing or is she miming?’ You’ll have to come along to find out!!! Tickets, as expected, are selling really fast, so it is essential that you book early to avoid disappointment. BOX OFFICE 0161 928 1677 or book online at Altrincham Garrick website (not mobiles)