Brassed Off LIVE

Part of the Millennium Square Summer Series

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Opera North and Leeds City Council in association with the Royal Albert Hall presents…

A very special screening of the classic British film Brassed Off closes the Opera North in the City festival on Sunday afternoon with a moving celebration of Yorkshire pluck. Rousing and poignant in equal measure, the score will be performed live in sync with the movie on the high definition big screen by the real stars that inspired the story – Grimethorpe Colliery Band together with members of the Orchestra of Opera North.

This 1996 bittersweet comedy drama, written and directed by Mark Herman, stars Pete Postlethwaite as Danny, the devoted leader of the Grimley Colliery Band who is determined to show the government ‘we are not defeated’. Ewan McGregorStephen Tompkinson and Tara Fitzgerald are stand-outs in the impressive ensemble cast.

Before the film, the Orchestra of Opera North will present a dynamic first half performing some of the iconic orchestral scores including the William Tell Overture and the Concierto de Aranjuez (Orange Juice Concerto) that were later arranged for a brass ensemble, as featured in Brassed Off.

Special thanks to Steve Abbott, Mark Herman, Robert Lipson, Jim Carter.
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From £21 to £45

£45 VIP seats
VIP package includes: A premium seat located in the best position of the arena / Complimentary refreshments that include prosecco, nibbles or a hot beverage and cookies at Civic Hall to be enjoyed both pre-show and interval / A VIP lanyard / Exclusive access to Civic Hall toilets pre-concert and interval

Running time
2 hours 30 minutes (including 20 minute interval)
Doors 4pm, Performance 5pm

Additional information
This film is rated 15

Concessions available
Leeds Card, Breezecard, Opera North Friends, Patrons and Associates

Concert Programme

Part 1 William Tell Overture Rossini
Concierto de Aranjuez (Orange Juice Concerto) Rodrigo with soloist Craig Ogden
Part 2 Brassed Off Live in concert


Brassed Off LIVE

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