Brass at Leeds Variety NYMT

Discussion in 'The Auditorium - Concert Details' started by Alisop, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. Alisop

    Alisop Member

    The National Youth Music Theatre is performing 'Brass' a new musical by Benjamin Till at Leeds Variety this week.

    To commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War NYMT has commissioned a new work from Benjamin Till. 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.