Additional Lyrics by Arnold Wesker and Nathan Taylor
Full Length Musical, Drama, 1910s / WWI
Brass is set during the First World War, in the Yorkshire town of Leeds. It tells the story of an all-male brass band who sign up to fight as soldiers. Whilst the lads are out in France, their girlfriends, wives and sisters, all munitions workers at the infamous Barnbow Factory, decide to learn the instruments their men folk have left behind. The plan is to reform the band as an all-female ensemble who’ll play for the men as they return triumphantly from war.
...But how many of the men will return? The real Leeds Pals Battalion suffered unimaginable losses on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, and the heart was ripped out of their city.