Opportunities for future stars to appear in Oldham Coliseum hit brass band play

OLDHAM COLISEUM Theatre is looking for young people to appear in their upcoming production of ‘Brassed Off’.

‘Brassed Off’ is a funny and life-affirming play about community spirit and triumph in the face of adversity.

Set in the fictional mining town of Grimley, it follows the town’s brass band and conductor Danny’s life-long ambition to lead them to the National Brass Band Competition at the Royal Albert Hall, despite the impending closure of the town’s lifeblood, Grimley pit.

Young people in the Coliseum’s 2008 production of ‘Brassed Off’. (L-R): Josh Molloy as Craig, Stuart Wade as Phil, Niamh Darraugh as Melody, Thomas Butterworth as Shane and Emma Gregory as Sandra (Picture by Ian Tilton)

Roles are available for two girls aged 8-10 and two boys aged 10-13 to play the characters of Craig and Melody, Danny’s grandchildren, whose parents face losing their jobs and their home. The children will perform in two teams, appearing in the production on alternate days.

‘Brassed Off’ was a smash-hit at the Coliseum in 2008 and returns by popular demand this September.

Adapted from the 1996 film starring Pete Postlethwaite and Ewan McGregor, the play will be directed by the Coliseum’s Artistic Director and Chief Executive, Kevin Shaw and will feature Delph Band, Diggle Band, The Oldham Band (Lees) and Boarshurst Silver Band.

The theatre is holding an open audition for the roles of Craig and Melody on Wednesday 13 July from 6-7pm. Registration is not necessary and children who fit the age brief are welcome to attend and take part in an acting workshop with Artistic Director Kevin Shaw.

Brassed Off runs at Oldham Coliseum Theatre from Wednesday 7 September – Saturday 1 October 2016. Tickets can be booked on 0161 624 2829 or at www.coliseum.org.uk


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