There is no doubt in my mind that Wolverhampton Grand Theatre is one of the best and most beautiful performance spaces in the Midlands.
With it’s three tiered Victorian architecture and crowds from all over the UK, the over 120 years old grade II listed building, has long had a reputation on our site as being a strong contributor to theatre and art culture in the region.
So it’s with great pleasure that we announce the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s first major in-house production in almost 40 years, ‘Brassed Off,’ co-produced by Talking Scarlet.
Fresh off the heels of their announced £1.2 million refurbishment, ‘Brassed Off,’ originally written as a screenplay by Mark Herman and performed at the Crucible Theatre in 1998, will be adapted by Paul Allen, an acclaimed writer who has had a long and successful writing career, working for the BBC for many years.
In this tale of community it’s 1992 and a young man named Danny’s ambitions to lead his band to the national brass band competition at the Royal Albert Hall is about to come true seemingly, but as his home town is thrown into chaos with it’s industrial closures and it’s conflicts, Flugelhorn player Gloria arrives in town bringing with her a renewed sense of hope and a touch of romance, but no-one knows who she’s really playing for…
This production will feature a local community cast, in a variety of roles both speaking and non-speaking, alongside high profile professional actors, breathing new life and new blood into the production. Actors interested in casting and auditions should check the Wolverhampton Grand’s website regularly for further information which is expected to be released soon.
Tickets for Brassed Off between the 23rd August 2017 until the 2nd September 2017 are now on sale and can be purchased in person at the Box Office, by calling 01902 42 92 12 or online at grandtheatre.co.uk.