Presented by Henley Players (Amateur Production)
The Henley Players’ autumn production will be Brassed Off, adapted from the film by Paul Allen and directed by Ian Head : the show will run from 17th-20th October, starting at 7.30 each evening and with a matinee at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday 20th.
This poignant comedy-drama will strike a note for those of us who lived through the Thatcher years and saw the gradual shut-down of the British coal-mining industry, and the devastating effect it had on mining communities across the country.
It’s 1994 and the miners are striking as the local colliery faces closure. Grimley Colliery Band, with players from the pit and the local town, is directed by Danny, an ex-miner, who believes that only music matters. His dreams of leading the 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 Gloria (who plays the Flugelhorn) returns to her home town and rekindles her romance with her childhood sweetheart, the band gets its oompah back and all seems possible.
Featuring the Marlow Brass Band on stage, the is a unique show full of humour, drama, pathos and music, a celebration of human endeavour and community spirit and a triumph against all odds…a show not to be missed.
Please also note that this play is set in the industrial north of England, and occasional strong language will reflect this.
Tickets: Weds/Thurs Adults £13
Sat Matinee £13
Fri/Sat All seats £15
(Price includes £1 restoration levy)