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Oldham Library
Greaves Street
OLDHAM
Lancashire
OL11AL

T: 01617708000

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CANCELLED: One Big Blow

Oldham Library, Greaves Street, OL1 1AL, Oldham.

Thursday March 26th 2020  7pm £5 

This influential play was written 15 years before ‘Brassed Off!’ and tells of a colliery brass band going to the Mineworkers Championship in Blackpool. This colourful, emotive and witty production features 6 actors but no instruments, with all the songs and band pieces being performed acapella.

The band, all miners, discover that Wally, their star cornet player can no longer play because he has pneumoconiosis. After trying to persuade him to get out of his sick bed to no avail, they are forced to employ the services of the mad Welshman, Psycho.

Written in 1981 by playwright John Burrows, with original music by Rick Lloyd, a former member of the ‘Flying Pickets’ pop group, the play is a strong indictment of the lack of culpability shown by the then National Coal Board towards health problems suffered by miners, such as emphysema and pneumoconiosis. This colourful, emotive and witty production features 6 actors but no instruments, all the songs and band pieces being performed a capella.

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Oldham Library is easily accessible by car, bus and tram. The nearest car park is Southgate Street pay and display. Regular bus services operate from Manchester and outlying areas. The nearest stop is Oldham Central a two minute walk from Oldham Library. For information about bus and tram services visit www.tfgm.com or call 0161 244 1000.

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