Show stars call at Black Country landmark to remember defining moment in industrial history

Dudley News: Actors Luke Adamson and Andrew Dunn along with the Jackfield Elcock Reisen Brass Band at the Black Country Living Museum Actors Luke Adamson and Andrew Dunn along with the Jackfield Elcock Reisen Brass Band at the Black Country Living Museum

STARS of a show with links to a defining moment in Britain’s industrial history called at a Dudley landmark to launch a new tour.

Cast members from a new production of Brassed Off, about miners struggling to cope with the closure of their pit, called at the Black Country Living Museum to commemorate the 1984-85 miners’ strike.

The Tipton Road museum boasts a world-class mining exhibition which includes overground and underground mine workings which are open for the public to explore.

Actors Luke Adamson and Andrew Dunn along with the Jackfield Elcock Reisen Brass Band took part in a day of events to mark the launch of the new show from the Touring Consortium Theatre Company, which coincides with the 30th anniversary of the strike.

The stars of the show looked around the exhibition before VIP guests including representatives from the Black Country’s ex-mining community got the chance to learn more about the show, and about the region’s coal-mining heritage, in an afternoon of talks and presentations at the museum’s newly refurbished Workers’ Institute Café and Conference Centre.

Brassed Off, directed by Damian Cruden, will be at Wolverhampton’s Grand Theatre from Tuesday April 8 to Sat April 12 April.

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