A CLASSIC story about a Yorkshire mining band will be coming to Kidderminster’s Rose Theatre later this month.

Kidderminster Operatic & Dramatic Society (KODS) will be performing a stage version of the 1996 film ‘Brassed Off’ starring Ewan MacGregor and Pete Postlewaite, based on real events in a West Yorkshire mining village.

KODS are working alongside members of the West Mercia Police Band to incorporate rousing brass renditions of numbers including ‘Danny Boy’, ‘Jerusalem’ and ‘Land of Hope & Glory’.

The play is set around Grimley Colliery where the accountants say there's more money in it shut than open. It means 1200 job losses, a dying town and the loss of its brass band.

However under the leadership of Danny, the band is somehow transformed into British champions with local lass Gloria whipping up the money needed to get them to the Albert Hall.

The show’s director, Pat Scully, said: “This show has been an enjoyable challenge, a gritty story combining Yorkshire humour with the support of a talented brass band to make this a full-on great night of entertainment.”

‘Brassed Off’’ will run from Tuesday 18 to Saturday 22 September (including a Saturday matinee).

Tickets can be booked at the Rose box office, tel: 01562 743745 or on-line at www.rosetheatre.co.uk