Brassed Off to play in Bolton

John McArdle, who stars in Brassed Off
John McArdle, who stars in Brassed Off

The Octagon Theatre in Bolton hosts one of the UK’s best-loved comedy dramas: Brassed Off, at the end of its national tour.

The play coincides with the 30th anniversary of the miners’ strike, and is based on a true story and the 1996 film, starring Pete Postlethwaite and Tara Fitzgerald, written by Mark Herman.

Taking on the role of the band conductor Danny is John McArdle who has performed several times on the Octagon stage, most recently in The Queen of the North.

The Octagon performances of this touring production will feature three local brass bands – Blackburn & Darwen, Eaglely and Wingates – who will join the cast live on stage on a rotating schedule.

It runs from next Thursday to June 14. Details: www.octagonbolton.co.uk