One Big Blow

Year: 1999

Start Date: 11 May

End Date: 15 May

Production Company: Compact Theatre Company


Drama Music

Author: John Burrow - music by Rick Lloyd

Director: Harry Connolly


Harry Connolly, Marvyn Allcock, Graham Seaton, Jack Gadsby, Phil Hurst, Steven Dolton

Background to Production:

First Performed in 1980. Compact Theatre Co. first toured their production in 1989.

Items of Interest in the Programme:

The 1990s filmed "Brassed Off" followed the theme and characterisation of this play but gave no acknowledgement to John Burrows in the credits.

Other items / issues of interest:

The programme, has 2 pages on history of brass bands, 4 pages on "The Great Strike" - profiles and photos of cast and a one page history of Brighouse and Rastrick Band.