21 years after its debut, bittersweet British classic Brassed Off finally made it to the Royal Albert Hall for a special birthday screening accompanied by the brass band that inspired the story.

On Tuesday 9 May 2017, a sell-out audience of some 4500 brass-band-film fans packed into the Hall to witness a piece of British cinema history as Brassed Off became the first British film to receive the ‘film with live orchestra’ treatment, accompanied by Grimethorpe Colliery Band themselves, plus members of the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Ludwig Wicki.

Laughter, amazement and a lot of tears – take a look at this incredible night through the audience’s reactions:

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