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Latest show news & 2012 season announcements
Posted on 29th Jun 2011 by Steve Smith
Categories: BrassNeck News
Tagged in: Bouncers, BrassNeck Theatre, Calendar Girls, Full Monty, Musical, Rent
Hot off the press!
BrassNeck Theatre have enjoyed enormous success in their relatively short existence with their massive hits of Footloose, Our house and last month’s Hilarious production of the The Producers which had audiences rolling in the aisles. Not a company to sit down and relax the BrassNeckers have been hard at work casting their forthcoming season and putting together an exciting season for 2012!
BrassNeck Theatre’s first offering, in September (13th-17th) is a John Godber double bill – Bouncers and Shakers. Bouncers, Godber’s most popular play, is set in and around a northern nightclub called Mr Cinders, with the action focusing on the exploits of the four doormen and their customers. The play creates a vivid picture of the relentless hedonism of northern night life with its raw energy, flashing disco lights, and raucous lads and lasses out on the town. Shakers is a deliciously amusing portrayal of the lives of four cocktail waitresses at the Shakers Bar. The play looks behind the glitzy image not only at the lives of the four down-trodden waitresses but also the people they serve from sleazy businessmen, girls on a night out and lads about town. If you like a laugh this is a guaranteed good night out!
In November (15th-19th) BrassNeck will be performing the cult musical Rent, by Jonathan Larsson. A rock opera based on Puccini’s opera La Boheme. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side in the thriving days at the end of the millennium, under the shadow of poverty and disease; a must see for any musical theatre fans.
Back by popular demand, The Full Monty returns from 15th – 19th May 2012. Last seen in 2008 under the previous company name of Stampede Theatre Company when it played to sell out audiences and received rave reviews, BrassNeck Theatre are bracing themselves for another week of raucous girls’ nights out as the unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, New York come up with a bold way to make some quick cash; a heart-warming story that needs no introduction after the massive hit film, set in Yorkshire starring Robert Carlisle.
BrassNeck Theatre Chairman Peter Stebbings explains why The Full Monty is being revived again, “Whilst performing in the 2008 production I witnessed firsthand the atmosphere of a sell-out audience of both men and women intent on having a good night out. Literally hundreds of people were unable to see that production when it sold out well in advance of opening night and so we have recognised that the time is right to give those people another chance to see what is much more than a girls night out; it is an incredibly moving piece of theatre with a fantastic musical score that simply shouldn’t be missed.”
Not content with just the men getting their kit off, BrassNeck Theatre are delighted to bring the acclaimed theatrical adaptation of the global phenomenon Calendar Girls to Yeadon Town Hall from 26th – 29th September 2012. Calendar Girls tells the story of how a group of extraordinary women, members of a very ordinary Yorkshire WI, spark a global phenomenon by persuading one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference! As interest snowballs, the Calendar Girls find themselves revealing more than they’d ever planned…A very British story, with a very British heart, Calendar Girls is based on an uplifting and very inspiring true story that is quirky, poignant and hilarious.
Calendar Girls is the fastest selling play in British theatre history.
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