About the Show/Event
Information for Brass at Union Theatre, Inner London (Musical). The story follows a group of Leeds residents from the start of the war until the battle of the Somme in 1916. The men, members of an amateur brass band, join up to the Leeds Pals regiment and their womenfolk decide to learn the instruments that the men have left behind to keep the spirit of the brass band alive and to play for them when they triumphantly return to the city after the war. We watch the women trying to learn the brass instruments whilst the men simply try to stay alive. It is an epic musical about love and survival.
Performers Lucy Aiston, Joe Douglass, Tamsin Dowsett, Hannah Francis-Baker, Adam George-Smith, Emma Harrold, Alistair Hoyle, Maison Kelley, Sam Kipling, Rosa Lennox, Kelsie-Rae Marshall, Michael Martin, Matthew Peter-Carter, Jack Reitman, Samantha Richards, Lawrence Smith.
Book by Benjamin Till. Lyrics Benjamin Till. Music Benjamin Till. Lyrics Nathan Taylor (additional lyrics). Lyrics Sir Arnold Wesker (additional lyrics). Director Sasha Regan. Director Lee Greenaway (associate director). Musical Director Henry Brennan. Lighting Henry Brennan. Musical Director Matthew Swithinbank. Producer Union Creatives Ltd. Producer Luke Byrne (associate producer).
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