WITH less than a month to go until Peeblesshire actors take to the stage, Tweed Theatre is encouraging audiences to get their tickets while they can.

Performers will tread the boards at the Eastgate Theatre over three days with Brassed Off, a tale of resilience.

Adapted from the award-winning 1996 film starring Ewan McGregor, the play captures the struggles facing Yorkshire colliery workers, its brass band and the wider community.

A Tweed Theatre spokesperson said: "The Miners’ Strike is 40 years old this month and has left its mark on broad swathes of the UK which are still coming to terms with a post-industrial future. The play deftly illuminates the working out of socio-economic forces on the very human level of ordinary lives.

"The story of one small Yorkshire mining town’s recollection of the Miners’ Strike ten years on is familiar from the award - winning film. The play, adapted brilliantly from the film, captures all the highs and lows of a community struggling for its colliery, its band and its people. Humour and tragedy stalk the streets of Grimley as its band fights its way towards a national championship while its very existence hangs in the balance."

Tickets for Brassed Off have proved very popular popular.

The spokesperson added: "Tickets for the production which runs from May 9-11, are going faster than any previous Tweed Theatre show, so book now to avoid disappointment.

"This play lingers hauntingly in the mind and heart long after the final curtain."

For tickets, visit: eastgatearts.com/