Set during the First World War, Brass tells the story of a group of men from an amateur Leeds-based brass band who enlist to fight as part of the Leeds Pals regiment. They leave behind their wives and sweethearts who are left to pick up the pieces in the munitions factory. The women learn to play the instruments their brave men have left in the hope that one day they can play triumphantly to them on their return from war. Based on true stories, this heartfelt tale set between Leeds and the front line is one of love, survival, loss, music and the futilities of war.
Brass is written by multi-award-winning composer and film-maker, Benjamin Till. Benjamin was commissioned by the National Youth Music Theatre to write a musical to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. The original production staged at Leeds City Varieties Music Hall won ‘Best Musical’ in the 2014 UK Theatre Awards.
Director: Sasha Regan;
Associate Director: Lee Greenaway;
Musical Director: Henry Brennan;
Lighting Designer: Matthew Swithinbank;
Producer: Union Creatives Ltd;
Associate Producer: Luke Byrne;
Set Designer: Mc Voy Design.