Silver Band Play a Starring Role in Eastbourne

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The Devonshire Park Theatre will resonate with the stirring sound of Eastbourne Silver Band in all its glory as they are joining Hi-de-Hi’s Jeffrey Holland, and the cast of Brassed Off, for the show’s run from 12th to 16th September.

Eastbourne Silver Band is a group of local people who are drawn from all walks of life. Professionals to pensioners, school teachers to students have been entertaining Eastbourne since 1950. The band present an annual Remembrance Concert and is the only live concert on Eastbourne bandstand every Christmas morning.

Produced by Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, Brassed Off stars Jeffrey Holland as Danny, based on a true story it’s a funny and life-affirming tale of community spirit and triumph in the face of adversity.

It’s 1992; and Danny’s lifelong ambition to lead Grimley Colliery Band to the National Brass Band Competition at the Royal Albert Hall looks like it might finally happen. But as Grimley pit faces closure, the future looks bleak as the town is thrown into conflict. Flugelhorn player Gloria arrives in town bringing with her a renewed sense of hope and a touch of romance, but no-one knows who she’s really playing for…

Adapted from the 1996 film starring Ewan McGregor and Pete Postlethwaite, Eastbourne Silver Band will be playing a rousing score including: William Tell Overture, Death and Glory, Danny Boy, Land of Hope and Glory and Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez.

Directed by Gareth Tudor Price, formerly Artistic Director of Hull Truck Theatre who has worked alongside playwrights including John Godber and Amanda Whittington, set and costume design by John Brooking who has designed many productions including sets for the West End stage and adapted to the stage by Paul Allen from the original screenplay by Mark Herman.

Don’t miss Brassed Off at Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne from Tuesday 12th to Saturday 16th September with nightly performances at 7.45pm and Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm. Tickets, priced from £15.50 – £21.50, can be booked by calling the box office on 01323 412000 or online at eastbournetheatres.co.uk

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I have lived in Sussex for the past 15 years and have links with many of the arts venues throughout the county. I am passionate about the local arts scene and, as well as providing reviews of local performances, I also preview some of the exciting shows and events taking place around the county. I have devoted all of my working life to the worlds of theatre and travel so, when I am not on holiday somewhere, you can usually find me at one of our superb local theatres, or simply enjoying life with my young son.

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