by Paul Allen
From the screenplay by Mark Herman
By Special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD
Weds 21st September 2016 to
Sat 24th September 2016
Weds - Sat at 7.30pm &
Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm
The Kala Sangam Arts Centre
St Peter's House, 1 Forster Ct, Bradford BD1 4TY
Tickets £12.00 (full) & £10.00 (conc)
Concessions include under 16,over 60, Passport to Leisure holders
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Tickets can also be purchased from members of the cast
Sleeping Beauty Pantomime performed on stage at The Bradford Playhouse 25th to 29th November 2015
See NODAs review click on Show Info
or Exit Stage Right
Also see reviews of our other recent shows
Brassed Off presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD 21st to 24th September 2016
at The Kala Sangam Centre Foster Court Bradford
By Paul Allen, From the screenplay by Mark Herman
Brassed Off is a story of the struggle of a small Yorkshire mining community fighting to maintain dignity and hope when it has it's heart torn out by the government's pit closure programme of the early 80s. It is a triumph of music and the human spirit over hardship and despondency.
It is 1992, Grimley Colliery faces the threat of closure and the future of the brass band seems uncertain. With the miners torn between redundancy packages and the picket lines, band-leader Danny’s hopes of winning the national brass band competition seem like a distant dream. But the arrival of flugelhorn-playing Gloria brings hope, romance and controversy to the Yorkshire brass band on the brink of collapse.
Featuring rousing live music performed by Clifton & Lightcliffe Brass Band, including Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez and Jerusalem, Brassed Off is a funny and heart-warming drama that reaches stirring heights
Passionate and inspiring – a celebration of human endeavour and community spirit in triumph against all the odds.
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What people thought of SPEND SPEND SPEND at Kala Sangam 8 - 11th June 2016
Excert from review by Philip Lickley in The Bradford Review (full review can be found at http://www.thebradfordreview.co.uk/spend-spend-spend/
"Coming out of Spend, Spend, Spend on a damp Saturday night my mood had been lifted both by a musical that tackles many issues in a warm, witty, emotive way alongside some catchy numbers, and the strong performances by the Bradford Players in bringing it to life. All those who saw the show over its five performances would have got a real treat from a production that looked every bit as professional as anything you could get by a bigger group, with the core cast and chorus throwing all their energy into the performances supported by some very detailed set, prop, lighting and musical work. The cast looked like they were having a ball on stage and this enthusiasm passed over to the audience. An absolute joy."
Comments from Facebook
"Came to see the matinee performance of Spend Spend Spend. Everyone is to be congratulated on a fabulous performance beautifully portrayed. What a lovely little theatre it lended itself completely to the production. Looking forward to "Brassed Off". Keep them coming. THANK YOU" by Anne Griffin
"I laughed, I cried, I danced, I sang .... I heckled! It was absolutely fantastic .... beats anything I have seen at the Alhambra so far! Totally professional and resonated totally with Yorkshire life .... even today! Well done!" by Irene Young
Excert of the REVIEW of OUR HOUSE by Philip Lickley
"With summer finally here there’s nothing that says getting into the season than by listening to the music of Madness and thanks to a production of 2002 ‘Our House’ jukebox musical performed by the Bradford Players in the Playhouse I could. This high energy and riotous show put on by the local amateur dramatic group over five performances in June felt like the sun had come out in the auditorium thanks to the energetic dance routines, fun well performed songs and a cast thoroughly enjoying themselves.
The Bradford Players delivered the goods with their version of ‘Our House’. Taking what is already a much loved band with a much loved discography, their take on it was full of energy, with high-octane choreography, visual set pieces and prop work and a cast and band that worked together to bring the story and songs to life. If anyone asks me now when summer began in 2015 it was with that Saturday night in the Playhouse."