Banbury Players in Brassed Off with Hook Norton Brass Band

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FANS of the late, great Pete Postlethwaite can see the Banbury Cross Players in a new production of Brassed Off from March 2 to 5.

Clare Lester will direct an adaptation of Mark Herman’s screenplay, which saw Postlethwaite star as passionate band leader Danny in the popular 1996 film.

Set in 1992 in the colliery town of Grimley, the plot follows a group of miners who face an uncertain future when their pit is faced with closure.

Worse still, the colliery band is on the verge of break up. With the threat of redundancy, band members can no longer match Danny’s dedication – until the arrival of new member Gloria.

The Banbury Cross Players will welcome the Hook Norton Brass Band, which has provided instruments, music stands and tuition to actors.

Performances start at 7.30pm in Banbury’s Mill Arts Centre each evening from March 2 to 5, with an extra 2pm performance on March 5. Tickets are now available from The Mill box office on 01295 279002 or via www.themillartscentre.co.uk. Tickets are £8.50 or £7.50 concessions.