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WELCOME The festive period may be over and all the trees are coming down but there is plenty to look forward to, and we don’t just mean the brighter days. Here at The Brewhouse we have another programme sure to put a spring in your step and ward off those January blues. This Easter we’re back with creative workshops for kids and magic show And For My Next Trick by Kevin Quantum. We’ll once again be celebrating the talents of the young people of East Staffordshire with Youth Dance Platform, brought to you by those who attend our workshops throughout the year. We have the always talented LTC Youth performing Jesus Christ Superstar and Mellow Dramatics bring musical Spend Spend Spend, a tale of rags to riches, to Burton in January. The ever popular B.A.S.E pantomime this year is Dick Whittington and Cabaret Theatre Company will be taking us back to the roaring 20s with Chicago. We have award winning comedy from Angela Barnes and Seann Walsh as well as touring theatre from Shifting Sands with An Inspector Calls and Notnow Collective with Dadman, a show about not babysitting your own kids. This year we have a thrilling cinema programme with an extra special Valentine’s Day screening of Baz Luhrman’s Romeo + Juliet. Don’t forget you can always pop in to the Brewhouse gallery for exhibitions Journeys - Making Marks With Meaning and #7 Fragments. Our storytelling nights for grownups Once Upon A Wednesday will be returning to warm you up, with world famous storytellers. Also back by popular demand, we have an extra special performance of ESBC commissioned play Lilly & Billy written by local storyteller Maria Whatton, commemorating local heroes Lilly Thomas and William Coltman from the First World War. There’s something for everyone to enjoy at the Brewhouse! We look forward to welcoming you!

Owen Hurcombe


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THEATRE. MUSIC. DANCE. COMEDY. FILM Tuesday 15th – Saturday 19th January

The Mellow Dramatics:

Spend Spend Spend 7.30pm each evening plus Saturday Matinee 2.30pm £12 (£10 Tuesday Evening & Saturday Matinee) Buy 4 tickets get a 5th free (Tuesday-Thursday Evenings & Saturday Matinee Only). The Mellows are thrilled to bring to the stage Spend Spend Spend, this riveting new musical explores the tragedy, comedy and the love story of the legend that is Viv Nicholson. In 1961 housewife Viv Nicholson from Castleford won the first mega jackpot on the football pools. When the papers asked her what she’d do with her new fortune, her answer turned her into a household name “I’m going to spend spend spend!”. Join us as we bring Viv’s story to life – from rags to riches and back to rags again. She woke up spent.

Thursday 31st January

DadMan 1.00pm and 7.00pm £10 Adults £8 Concessions DadMan stands strong at the gates of an ideal birth-plan, and sings the blues about Being The Only Man At A Parent And Baby Group. He courageously navigates the precipices of School Runs. This show, for adults, is partly quiz, partly story with live music, partly fantasy where

DadMan dives in and out of the bathtub, running into Trust, Breasts, Flexi –Hours, Soft Play Areas and Sex. Finally, DadMan realises there is actually another, much bigger mountain to climb. This is a show about not baby-sitting your own kids.

Theatre - Music - Dance - Comedy - Film


Tuesday 19th – Saturday 23rd February

Burton Amateur Stage Entertainers:

Dick Whittington 7.30pm each evening apart from Wednesday Evening at 6.30pm. Plus Thursday & Saturday matinee at 2.30pm £12 Adult £11 Concessions Family Ticket £40 (2 adults, 2 children – not available Friday & Saturday Evening or Saturday matinee) The streets of London face a plague of rats, and Alderman Fitzwarren’s Stores are suffering. That is until Dick Whittington arrives in town – looking for his fortune...along with his companion Tommy the Cat. Meet the Alderman’s downtrodden housekeeper -Gertrude Spratt...and her even more downtrodden son, ‘Idle’ Jack Spratt. Between them they’ll prove that if a job is worth doing – its worth getting someone else to do it. Add a rather salty Captain, the Sultan and two dodgy types who are trying to escape to join the Foreign Legion and you’ve got a recipe for panto mayhem.

Sunday 3rd March

Sixteenth Burton upon Trent Competitive Vocal Festival 9.00am • £6

Thursday 7th – Saturday 9th March

Cabaret Theatre Company: Chicago 7.30pm Each Evening plus Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm • £15 Adults £12 concessions


Ladies and Gentlemen, you are about to see a story of murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery – all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts.

wonderful adult company as we enter the world of Jazz and liquor in the 1920’s with jazz slayer Roxie, her cellblock rival Velma and smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn.

We are absolutely thrilled to present the iconic musical CHICAGO and invite you to join our

Suitable for 14yrs+. Younger children at parent’s discretion.

Theatre - Music - Dance - Comedy - Film

Friday 15th March

Jack Dee: Work In Progress 8pm • £15 Join Jack Dee as he takes to the road trying out new material for his forthcoming UK tour. “In these difficult and uncertain times people need hope – a ray of sunshine to brighten their day. And that’s very much where I come in” says Jack. Star of TV sitcoms Bad Move, Lead Balloon and Josh as well as chair of the legendary Radio 4 show I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue. Other credits include presenting Jack Dee’s Helpdesk on BBC Two and being the star of C4’s, The Jack Dee Show, Jack Dee’s Saturday Night, Jack Dee’s Happy Hour and Jack Dee Live at the Apollo. “In fact,” explains Jack, “I’ve appeared in every single TV show with my name in the title”.

14+ (Parental Guidance) Likely to be swearing and adult content

Saturday 16th March

Floyd in the Flesh:

Pink Floyd Tribute Show 7pm • £15 “Back by Popular Demand! “From the subtle beauty of “Coming Back to Life” to the all-out rock of “Run Like Hell” this incredible, 8-piece, fully live tribute to the one and only Pink Floyd deliver on every level. Floyd in the Flesh pay tribute to the sound and atmosphere of a Pink Floyd performance. This show is not to be missed!”

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Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd March

Laura Pyatt Performing Arts:

Do You Want To Dance? 2019 7pm each Evening plus Saturday Matinee at 2pm £10 Adults £8 Concessions Laura Pyatt Performing Arts present their 5th show at the Brewhouse. Pupils aged 4-18 perform singing and dancing routines from musicals and the charts.

Wednesday 27th March

The Government Inspector Shifting Sands 7pm • £10 Adults £8 Concessions The Mayor of a small town is in a cold sweat. News has reached him of an imminent investigation by a high-ranking government official travelling incognito- The Government Inspector! Dubious political deals, mishandled money, bribery, political panic – sounds familiar? The Government Inspector written in 1835 by Gogol is an hilarious satire about corruption in a world where, increasingly desperate to hide their wrongdoings and keep the supposed Government Inspector happy, everyone loses their moral compass.

Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th April

Youth Dance Platform 7pm • £7 Adult £5 Concessions


Our annual platform to celebrate and showcase the amazing talented young people that come to our workshops throughout the year.

Theatre - Music - Dance - Comedy - Film

Friday 5th April

Angela Barnes: Rose - Tinted 8pm • £14 Adults £12 Concessions Following another sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Angela Barnes (Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, BBC 2’s Insert Name Here, BBC R4’s The News Quiz and host of The Comedy Club and Newsjack on BBC R4Extra) is back with her brand new show Rose-Tinted. With stand up and stories, Angela is trying, really trying, to look on the bright side of life.


Wednesday 10th April

Inclusive Club Night 6.00pm – 8.00pm • £5 Our special club night will get you rocking and rolling! Pick your favourite tracks and bounce to the beat with our resident DJ! Aimed at adults with additional needs and their Carers/friends and family




Theatre - Music - Dance - Comedy - Film


Saturday 13th April

All England Theatre Festival:

Quarter Final 2019 April ay 13th NTRE Saturd TS CE SE AR -Trent U O H BREW urton-Upon m B 7p 2pm &

2pm & 7pm £8 for 3 plays / £12 for 6 plays 6 Award-Winning One-Act Plays competing for a place in the Semi Final

£8 FOR 3 PLAYS £12 FOR 6 PLAYS Tickets: 07794 420521



.or www.aetf






Thursday 18 April

Kevin Quantum: And For My Next Trick 6.30pm £12 and £10 concession In this fast-paced show magician-scientist hybrid Kevin Quantum fuses sketch comedy, magic and science - from laugh out loud moments to remarkable feats of mental ability alongside blow-your-brains illusions. Audience participation is critical to the show and Kevin uses around 16 people throughout the performance to assist with the show to varying degrees. The humour is fun, witty and involving and never harsh or insulting. AND FOR MY NEXT TRICK is different from other magic shows because the audience get to decide on how the magic is presented. Invariably it usually ends up in a timed format where each magic trick has to happen inside of a decreasing time limit. As time grows short Kevin’s performance grows more frenetic. It’s hard to tell if it’s rehearsed chaos or hilarious good fortune as Kevin always just manages to finish on time.


Theatre - Music - Dance - Comedy - Film

Tuesday 23rd - Saturday 27th April

LTC Youth:

Jesus Chris Superstar by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber 7.30pm each evening plus Saturday matinee at 2.30pm £12 Adult £11 Concessions (Matinee tickets all £11)

A global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, Jesus Chris Superstar is a timeless work set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot

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Seann Walsh: After This I’m Going Home 8.00pm • £15

Seann Walsh, irreverent and hilarious, returns for another cracking night of comedy. With support from Jake Lambert.

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Wednesday 27th February

Christine McMahon: Northern Grit

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Wednesday 20th March

Dav e Ton g: Tal es of an Iti ner ant Tel ler Tales of an Itinerant Teller is a celebration of the highs and lows of Dave’s life as a storyteller and takes a wry look at some of the more unusual places, people he has met and m istakes that he has occasionally made along the way! Be ginning and ending on Southend high street, by the way of h ollow oaks, a WW1 trench, a cunningly carved conker and a rat tling gate on Holy Island. Join us for a truly heart-warming and comical evening.

Storytelling Theatre - Music - Dance - Comedy - Film


Thursday 24th January • 7pm • £6

Lady Macbeth (15) In 19th-century northern England, a young bride who has been sold into marriage discovers an unstoppable desire within herself as she enters into an affair with a man her own age. An intriguing alternative to the usual period drama, the film is full of atmosphere and tension. Don’t miss this second chance to see Lady Macbeth in the cinema!

Thursday 14th February • 7pm • £6

Romeo + Juliet (12) This Valentine’s Day we’re showing a classic love story with a modern twist. Romeo + Juliet was Baz Luhrmann’s breakout hit before he went on to make Moulin Rouge and The Great Gadsby. Leonardo Dicaprio and Claire Danes star in this film version of Shakespeare’s famous play, updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue. The perfect date night!

Thursday 28th February • 7pm • £6

Pride (15) As February is LGBT history month we’re showing this British hit film starring all of your favourite actors, including Burton’s own Paddy Considine! Pride tells the true story of U.K. gay activists who worked to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.

Thursday 21st March • 7pm • £6

Human Flow (12) Human Flow is director and artist Ai Weiwei’s detailed and heartbreaking exploration into the global refugee crisis. Winner of several awards at the Venice Film Festival, come see this film on an incredibly topical issue explored by ground-breaking artist Ai Weiwei.

Thursday 11th April • 7pm • £6

Faces Places (12) Continuing along the theme of artist led documentaries, we’re really excited to be showing French New Wave filmmaker Agnes Varda’s latest documentary. Agnes Varda and photographer/muralist J.R. journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship, embarking on an ambitious art project together. Full of warmth and playfulness.




14th January – 23rd February

Journeys - Making Marks With Meaning Still Lively is a weekly drawing club for people aged 55+ that takes place at Wolverhampton Art Gallery. The exhibition consists of drawings made by the club members who responded to the challenge to ‘Have a go at Drawing’. Large scale works feature in the show, alongside unique concertina drawing books that help to present the journey that each person has made.

(Arts and Health) CIC, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Staffordshire County Council and Choices Housing Association. Still Lively is funded through Celebrating Age, a joint Arts Council England and The Baring Foundation fund.

The exhibition is a showcase for the idea that anyone can draw and seeks to inspire anybody, regardless of age to pick up a pencil and make a start. Still Lively ‘Journeys’ is the result of a very special partnership between Creative Health

2nd March - 27th April

#7 Fragments Fragments is an exhibition of ceramics, mixed-media, 3D, paint, textile and lensbased media by seven artists: Jeanette Fanthome; Heather Hancock; Hazel Higham; Joyce Iwaszko; Ruth Rowland; Sara Penny; Sharon Porteous. Fragments will provide an exciting opportunity to see the work of 7 contrasting artists in a group exhibition. Working in diverse media, the group has come together to react to the ambiguous theme: ‘fragments’ - a topic that inspires meaning, whilst prompting an individual, artistic response. The artists have spent years in the creative industry and as a consequence, the group exhibition promises to be a thought-provoking experience.




February half term 10.00am – 3.30pm Ages 6+ £15 (£12 each for 2 siblings) Get messy!! – working with our artists learn some fun and messy techniques using clay and other squashy stuff, make and take home your own remarkable creations. We will also be showing a stupendous movie in the afternoon.

Easter Holidays Wednesday 17 & Thursday 18 April • 10.00am - 3.30pm • Ages 7+

Join us over Easter to learn and have some fun with animation!


(£12 fo 2 siblin r gs)



Learn basic story writing and storyboarding to create your very own illustrated moving picture box.

Different types of animations and learn the basics of 2D and 3D stop motion creating your own animated film.

For those attending both days there will be an opportunity to achieve the Explore Arts Award.


Holiday Activities

REGULAR WORKSHOPS TERM DATES: w/b 7 January – 12 April No children’s sessions over half term; w/b 18 February Families (pre-schoolers & their Grown-Ups) Children & Young People (Ages 6 – 16)

Adults (Ages 16+)

YOUNG PEOPLE’S SESSIONS Monday 5.00pm - 6.00pm

bDance: Kids

£4.00 per session • 6-10yrs Young dancers are encouraged to be creative and have fun through a range of different dance styles that aim to develop co-ordination and confidence. Classes are taught in a relaxed and encouraging environment and offer a fun and funky introduction to dance.

Monday 6.00pm - 7.15pm

Burton Youth Dance £4.25 per session or £55.00 per term • 11+ yrs BYD (Burton Youth Dance) is for anybody aged 11-17 who loves to dance. Different dance styles are taught with lots of opportunities to perform and to get involved in other dance activities.

Monday 6.00pm - 7.15pm

YouTube4U £4.25 per session or £55 per term • 6-10yrs Have you ever wanted to create a film; from idea to screen or from phone to You Tube? This is the club for you! Budding film makers, vloggers and YouTuber’s can learn skills in filming, editing, acting and presenting everything needed to start your vlog/blog successfully or to get going on your first movie. Weekly projects posted on The Brewhouse’s own You Tube channel. * The Brewhouse works with YouTubeKids ensuring material is appropriate and tailored for specific age groups.

Regular Workshops


Thursday 5.30pm – 6.45pm


£.4.25 per session or £55 per term • Ages 7+ (plus moderation fee for those pursuing an Arts Award) Each Thursday we set aside our music and art rooms for young people to develop new skills and produce amazing things! Tutors are on hand to lead music, lyric writing and recording techniques and for those interested in developing their Art we can offer a variety of new techniques from digital to drawing. For those interested in gaining a qualification whilst they learn we support participants to achieve an Arts Award which is available for all ages and at all levels.

PRE-SCHOOL / FAMILIES Wednesday 9.30am – 10.30am


£4.00 + £1 for each additional sibling (Accompanying Adult FREE) Ages 6 months + A session especially for pre-schoolers. Fantastic music and movement sessions for children and their grownups to enjoy together. Classes are fun, informal, support children in all areas of their development and are led by experienced practitioners, so come along sing, dance and play together!

ADULTS WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS Monday 10.30am – 11.30am

Balanced £3.50 • Adult A fun gentle dance session to improve the condition of your heart and lungs as well as building strength, balance, co-ordination and confidence. Designed for those new to exercise who may need some additional support.


Regular Workshops

Monday 10.30am – 12noon

ReBalance £3.50 • Adult ReBalance is aimed at older people with mobility issues. The sessions are seated and provide a safe, social and fun environment to build strength, balance, co-ordination and confidence through dance based movement. One hour session plus tea, biscuits and chat!

Tuesday 10.30am – 12noon

Carers + Cafe FREE • Adult A cafe for carers and the cared for, drop in for tea and chat, everyone welcome. Organised by Burton’s Rotary Club

Wednesday Art Cafe 2.30pm – 4.30pm / iDance 5.15pm – 6.15pm

Art Cafe and iDance £3.50 each or £6.00 for both sessions Open to all aged 16+ years. Carers welcome Aimed at adults with additional needs and their carers Art Cafe and iDance welcome you to come along and develop new skills and make new friends in a relaxed, social and fun environment. Come along to a session to find out what it’s all about, everybody welcome!


Both sessions and a meal deal... JUST £11.00!

Friday 1.30pm

Friendly Fridays £3.50 includes interval refreshments Friendly Fridays is aimed at those living well with dementia and their carers but is equally suitable for anybody who would like a get together in our cosy cinema to enjoy entertainment in a relaxed and informal setting.

Regular Workshops



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Row AA are spaces for wheelchair users and escorts only. Anyone purchasing tickets on Row A may find patrons sitting in front of them for performances. Resales: Tickets are not transferable and their resale for profit or commercial gain or use in promotions and packages without our express permission and will render then void. Data Protection: All tickets are sold subject to the Data Protection Act 1998.


Auditorium Seating Plan


BOOKING Book Online: Telephone:

01283 508 100

In Person:

Union Street, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 1AA

The Brewhouse Box Office is open Monday - Saturday, 9am - 8pm

PARKING Parking is available in the adjacent Sainsbury’s car park at the cost of £1 for 2 hours or free after 3pm


The M1, M6 and M42 motorways are easily accessible via the A38 and A50.

Local Buses: Burton, Uttoxeter and the district’s main villages are served by several bus companies who provide a range of services. By Rail:

Burton has one railway station, which is located 10 minutes walk from the arts centre. It offers frequent direct services to Birmingham, Nottingham and Derby.

Burton Town Hall, King Edward Place, Burton upon Trent, DE14 2EB

Booking Information


Diary Of Events JANUARY Tues 15th - Sat 19th Wednesday 23rd Thursday 24th Thursday 31st

The Mellow Dramatics: Spend Spend Spend Once Upon A Wednesday: Lily & Billy Cinema: Lady Macbeth (15) DadMan

FEBRUARY Thursday 14th Thurs 19th - Sat 23rd Wednesday 27th Thursday 28th

Cinema: Romeo + Juliet (12) Burton Amateur Stage Entertainers: Dick Whittington Once Upon A Wednesday: Christine McMahon - Northern Grit Cinema: Pride (15)

MARCH Sunday 3rd Thurs 7th - Sat 9th Friday 15th Saturday 16th Wednesday 20th Thursday 21st Fri 22nd & Sat 23rd Wednesday 27th

Sixteenth Burton upon Trent Competitive Vocal Festival Cabaret Theatre Company: Chicago Jack Dee: Work In Progress Floyd in the Flesh: Pink Floyd Tribute Show Once Upon A Wednesday: Dave Tong - Tales of an Itinerant Teller Cinema: Human Flow (12) Laura Pyatt Performing Arts: Do You Want To Dance? 2019 The Government Inspector - Shifting Sands

APRIL Wed 3rd - Thurs 4th Friday 5th Wednesday 10th Thursday 11th Saturday 13th Thursday 18th Tues 23rd - Sat 27th

Youth Dance Platform Angela Barnes Inclusive Club Night Cinema: Faces Places (12) All England Theatre Festival: Quarter Final Kevin Quantum: And For My Next Trick LTC Youth: Jesus Chris Superstar by Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber

MAY Saturday 11th

Seann Walsh: After This I’m Going Home

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