Brassed Off — Apr 24 - May 9, 2020
DUE TO THE CURRENT CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK
BRASSED OFF, AND ANY OTHER GATHERINGS AT THE RONDO THEATRE
HAVE BEEN POSTPONED!
Written by Paul Allen and Mark Herman, Directed by Wayne Rees
Grimley colliery Brass band is as old as the mine itself, but are they both about to disappear? Perhaps one hundred years of culture and tradition can be saved by bandleader Danny’s sheer passion and determination with the help of a flugelhorn playing female?
A heart-warming story about community spirit and triumph in the face of adversity, Brassed Off is by turns funny and poignant and features rousing live music played by Cairns Municipal Brass Band.
1994. Yorkshire, England. Returning to her hometown up north, Gloria discovers a community in crisis. The local Pit is on the brink of closure, money is scarce and morale is at an all-time low. Only the Colliery Brass Band is keeping spirits up, sights set firmly on reaching the national brass band championships at the Royal Albert Hall, but as conversations turn to talk of picket lines and redundancy packages, the miners are falling out of tune… Flugelhorn-playing Gloria brings hope to the band and the town.
But is she all she seems? And how will the miners react when they find out who she works for? The award-winning smash-hit film captured the hearts of a nation when it was released in 1996 and this new version of the BAFTA-nominated story is sure to captivate Cairns audiences.