Brassed Off comes to Guildford!

Discussion in 'The Auditorium - Concert Details' started by lauren, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. lauren

    lauren Member

    Friary Guildford Band will provide the live music for The Pranksters Theatre Company’s production of Brassed Off, adapted for the stage by Paul Allen from the multi award-winning film of the same name. The show, being staged at Guildford’s Electric Theatre, will run from 1st to 4th May 2013.

    The production brings together a cast of twenty-five actors and band members from two Guildford born community groups, The Pranksters Theatre Company (performing since 1977) and The Friary Guildford Brass Band. The two groups have been busy rehearsing together since January, trading tips and learning each other’s art to bring this magnificent play to the stage in May. And with perfect timing, Friary Guildford will be making their own trip to the National Finals at The Royal Albert Hall in October.

    Director and Pranksters’ Chairperson Marie Gardner said: It was just over a year ago, that the idea of bringing Brassed Off to Guildford popped in to my head. However, my thoughts at the time were …. Where do I start? Is this possible? With multiple locations, how could we make this work at The Electric Theatre? Fortunately, our back stage crew said “No problem.” But to pull this off, I also needed a brass band to play live and perform alongside the cast throughout the show. One e-mail enquiry later with an immediate reply from a very excited Friary Guildford Band Secretary and we were off!’

    Tickets are £12.50 full or £10:50 concessions and are available from The Electric Theatre box office on 01483 444789 or online at Age recommendation 14+
  2. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

    Great review of the first night HERE.
    Tonight's sold out but there are still tickets left for the two shows on Saturday; we've already spotted a few friends from other local bands in the audience supporting us on the first two nights (thank you!) and it would be great to see some more friendly faces if anyone's near Guildford tomorrow :)

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