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Summer 2018

Workshops Dance Comedy

WELCOME The sun may be shining outside (hopefully!) but there will be plenty of talent shining inside the Brewhouse. Our Summer season is packed full of performances from our fantastic local companies and schools as well as our ‘Brought to Burton’ shows (look out for the stamp in the brochure and try something new). This season is all about bringing some magic and amazing stories to Burton; from stories of identity and faith with The Thelma’s brilliant ‘Coconut’, brought to us by our partners at Derby Theatre and In Good Company, to our Once Upon a Wednesdays monthly story telling nights for grown ups, as well as some famous tales from the big screen with Red Ladder theatre company presenting ‘The Damned United’ on the Brewhouse stage for the first time. If you are looking for something to keep the little ones entertained then come along to Tom Adams story and magic show ‘My Dad the Magician’ for Ages 6+ and their grown ups. Not forgetting fantastic famous tales from our resident local companies with The Mellow Dramatics presenting ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ and Little Theatre Company bringing the West End hit ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ to the Brewhouse stage for the very first time! Don’t forget to check out our workshop programme, with a whole host of weekly activities for young people plus some fantastic activities to keep everyone busy during the Summer holidays! There’s something for everyone to enjoy at the Brewhouse! We look forward to welcoming you!


VENUE HIRE The Brewhouse has a range of flexible spaces available for hire from our auditorium, studios and cafe bar. Whatever you are planning; a meeting, a party or a performance, we have a competitive hire package to suit your needs. Contact us on: to find out more.



Our Cafe Bar serves a range

Are you passionate about supporting arts and culture in Burton, do you have 1 or 2 hours a week to volunteer with us? Then we want to hear from you.

of delicious homemade cakes and fresh ground coffee; perfect for an informal meeting, working lunch or a coffee with friends. Our Bar is open 1 hour before all of our live events, serving real Ale in partnership with Marston’s.


We are looking for Volunteers to help us spread the word about the Brewhouse in their village or community, to help out at promotional events, or to help steward during our live events. Contact us on: to find out more.


THEATRE. MUSIC. DANCE. COMEDY. FILM Wednesday 2 May 7.30pm

Once Upon A Wednesday

Jan Blake: Old Women £6 in advance (£8 on the door) • Cafe Bar Storytelling Nights for Grown Ups Don’t be beguiled by that harmless looking exterior, those twinkly eyes and the quaint old ways. With a good dose of powerful geriatric magic & transformation Jan Blake gets down to the business of what happens when we misjudge our elders. Don’t mess with a little old woman. Come early to indulge in delicious homemade cakes and coffee.

Thursday 10 May 8pm

Simon Evans

Genius £14 • Auditorium Ever since he was a small boy, all Evans really wanted was to be recognised by the world as a man of genius. He has, until now, remained thwarted. The world seems increasingly indifferent to true genius of any kind, let alone Evans’. Endlessly distracted by the trivial, we allow the classical tools of grammar, logic and rhetoric to lie unregarded in the shed of consciousness, rusting to a picturesque hue that would actually look really great on Instagram. But which filter? Hmmm…


JEB BUSH Simon is well known to the British comedy-going public from TV shows such as Live at the Apollo and Stand Up for the Week, and as a regular on BBC Radio 4, where his own hugely successful, acclaimed radio show Simon Evans Goes To Market returns for a fourth series in Spring 2018. ‘A masterclass in socio-political comedy…The Show is called Genius. It comes very close’ ***** The Scotsman Ages 14+ (Parental Guidance) Likely to be swearing and adult content


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Tuesday 15 – Saturday 19 May 7.30pm plus 2.30pm Saturday Matinee

The Mellow Dramatics:

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels The Musical £12 (£10 Tuesday Evening & Saturday Matinee) Buy 4 tickets get a 5th free (Tuesday-Thursday Evenings & Saturday Matinee Only) • Auditorium The Mellows are excited to bring to the Brewhouse stage, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. The show is a 2004 comedy musical based on the 1988 film of the same name, centering around two competing con men, living on the French Riviera. The competition comes to a head when they agree that the first con man that gets £50,000 from the female heiress Christine Colgate wins and the other must leave town forever. But who comes out on top?...come join the Mellows and find out.

Friday 25 May 7pm

Beer Town Film Festival: Finalists Showcase £5 • Cinema Enjoy an evening of emerging film talent as we showcase the finalists for Burton’s first ever film festival – Beer Town Film Festival. In partnership with Marston’s Brewery and Burton & South Derbyshire College. For more information about the festival and other events visit

Saturday 26 May 7.30pm

Now That’s What I Call... Three’s Company £12 • Cafe Bar Three’s Company are reuniting for a charity concert 15 years after their very first event! Join them for an evening filled with song, music and many Three’s Company classics! Tickets for these events sell quickly! Three’s Company are Heather Gallagher, Edward Moore and Rachael Histed. All profits to Roy Castle Lung Foundation


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Saturday 2 June 11am & 2.30pm

Tom Adams:

My Dad, the Magician £7 or a Family of 4 for £25 • Auditorium Tom is 11 years old. His Dad is a magician and Tom is his assistant. Using handmade magic tricks, live music and a rabbit called Horace, this nostalgically inventive show tells the story of a real magician whose greatest trick will be making sure there’s food on the family table. A family show for ages 7+ Join Tom for a FREE Loop Pedal workshop at 12.30pm - 1.30pm. Free for anyone buying a ticket to the show.


You can have a go at this amazing and hilarious technology that Tom uses in the show. You can either see the first performance and then do the workshop or do the workshop and then see the second show – it’s up to you! Places are limited so booking is essential






Wednesday 6 June 7.30pm

Once Upon A Wednesday

Shonaleigh: The Emerald Sea £6 in advance (£8 on the door) Cafe Bar Storytelling Nights for Grown Ups Shonaleigh will be telling the “The Emerald Sea’, from The Gem Cycle which has been passed down by generations of Jewish women from the Drut’syla tradition. Shonaleigh is one of the foremost storytellers on the British scene, with an extraordinary cache of hundreds of tales She began learning stories from her Bubbe (Grandmother) and shares these special tales with audiences in a truly unbroken oral tradition. Come early to indulge in delicious homemade cakes and coffee.

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Thursday 7 June 7.30pm

Red Ladder Theatre:

Damned United £12 (£10 concessions) • Auditorium Down the stairs…along the corridor… Round the corner…into the dressing room. HIS dressing room. Hateful, hateful place. Spiteful, spiteful place. Dirty, dirty Leeds. After a sell-out 2016 premiere run at West Yorkshire Playhouse, The Damned United is back - in a striking new version for football and theatre fans alike 1974. Brian Clough tries to redeem his career and reputation by winning the European cup with his new team, Leeds United. The team he has openly despised for years, the team he hates and which hates him. Don Revie’s Leeds. Age Guidance 14+

Saturday 9 June 7.30pm

A.M. Productions Presents:

Patsy Cline & Friends £17.50 • Auditorium A Tribute Concert to Patsy Cline, Hank Williams and Jim Reeves The Velvet Country voice of Patsy Cline caught the imagination of Sue Lowry, who has been a lifelong fan of Patsy Cline and Country Music. It has been 55 years since losing Patsy Cline, with all the wonderful recordings she left behind this will be an evening to celebrate the power of her music! Joining Sue Lowry will be Marc Robinson, who is renowned for playing Buddy Holly and Lee Davidge performs a sensitive tribute to Jim Reeves. Please wear your Western wear and join us for a Hayride of a Show! Suits all ages, as long as you’re prepared for a ‘Honkin Tonkin’ good Time! Pure Country Magic!


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Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 June 7.30pm plus Saturday matinee at 2.30pm

Little Theatre Company:

One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean £12 (£10 concessions available Tuesday to Thursday only) £10 Saturday Matinee • Auditorium

Set in sleazy Brighton in the 1960s, “One Man, Two Guvnors” is a glorious celebration of British comedy featuring a unique, laugh-out-loud mix of satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners. This internationally acclaimed smash-hit has been seen by over one million people worldwide. Francis Henshall, fired from his skiffle band, becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe. But Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother (who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers). Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a job with Stanley Stubbers but, to prevent discovery, he must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple! Tuesday 19 June 7.30pm

The Thelmas & Ovalhouse:


£5 • Auditorium

This tour is supported by In Good Company, the East Midland’s flagship artists professional development programme.

Ever feel like you are constantly disappointing people? Meet Rumi. Rumi is a British Pakistani woman who’s referred to as a ‘Coconut’ (brown on the outside, white on the inside) by the rest of the community. Born and brought up as a Muslim, Rumi spends more time enjoying fine wine and bacon than being at the mosque. When she meets Simon, a white guy, she hopes that his decision to convert to Islam will be enough to keep everyone happy. However, as Simon begins to explore his faith, Rumi’s world spins off its axis in ways she could never have predicted. How far will she go to preserve the identity she has carved out for herself?

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Thursday 28 – Saturday 30 June 7.30pm

Burton Musical Theatre Company:

A Wander Round the West End £10 • Auditorium

A concert presenting songs from many West End Shows. Excerpts from Book of Mormon, Kinky Boots, Hamilton, Mama Mia and Thriller will be performed together with the more traditional shows of Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, Half a Sixpence and many more.

Saturday 30 June 8pm

Tom Allen


£14 • Burton Town Hall The sharply dressed, well-spoken, disparagingly camp son of working class Bromley, Tom Allen embarks on his debut solo tour this autumn. As seen on Mock The Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo, The Great British Bake Off’s Extra Slice, The John Bishop Show, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala at the O2 and heard on Radio 4’s Just a Minute and News Quiz.


Inspiration School of Dance

Alphabet Pirouette

£6.50 Monday £7.50 Tuesday • Auditorium Travel from A-Z with Inspiration School of Dance this summer stopping at different dance styles along the way. You will experience energy and passion from dancers aged 3+ including a musical extravaganza titled ‘Pitch Imperfect’. You are guaranteed to be clapping and singing along as the talent is showcased.


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Wednesday 4 July 7.30pm

Once Upon a Wednesday

Kate Corkery: Sweet Shop on the Shore £6 advance (£8 on the door) • Cafe Bar Storytelling Nights for Grown Ups ‘Sweet Shop on The Shore’ is an autobiographical Storytelling performance by Kate Corkery. Originally commissioned for the 21st Festival at the Edge, it was awarded ‘Outstanding Storytelling Performance by The British Awards for Storytelling Excellence. This is a tale of tide and time, a passage through shadows inspired by childhood in a colourful Irish fishing community, brought to life by a master storyteller. Come early to indulge in delicious homemade cakes and coffee.

Thursday 5 July 7.30pm

Saturday 7 July 7pm

A.M Productions Presents:

Stephanie Parrott ARAD Midland Youth Ballet presents:

Through the Decades with Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly £17.50 • Auditorium Darren Page teams up with Marc Robinson who both have careers dedicated to Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly, performing all over Great Britain and around the world, they have come together to bring you a two hour uplifting show, that will entertain you with pure nostalgia with all their hits, and few earlier ones too!

The Nutcracker £10 • Auditorium

A delightful traditional performance by the Midland Youth Ballet featuring Clara Isabel Dixon, Nutcracker Prince Kirsten Parsons and King Rat Hannah Mai Brown. Our evening includes graduation solos for pupils heading to University.

Will Rock n Roll ever Die? That’ll be the Day!

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Friday 13 – Saturday 14 July • Friday 7.30pm • Saturday 6.30pm

Performing Stars Academy:

Annie Jr

£12 adults (£10 under 16’s) • Auditorium The Performing Stars Academy Burton students are performing the well-known musical ‘Annie Jr’. Come and see the story unfold of little orphan Annie, her friends at the orphanage and her little furry friend!

COMMUNITY CINEMA @ THE BREWHOUSE The Brewhouse is working with various community groups to put on a season of films programmed for and by the people of Burton on Trent. We’re very excited to work in partnership with groups and organisations around Burton championing their activities through a themed selection of films. Our cinema space is always available to local groups and we would love to help you screen the films you want to see. To discuss putting on a film event please get in contact with our audience development assistant Holly, we can’t wait to hear from you!


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Saturday 5 May – Saturday 2 June

Saturday 16 June – Saturday 4 August

The Brewhouse Open

Material Stories

Cafe Bar, Loft Gallery & Corner Studio

Cafe Bar

The Annual Open Exhibition is an opportunity for all artists in the region to exhibit their work within our gallery. The exhibition showcases an interesting mix of styles, techniques and media ranging from traditional paintings to film.

Four women explore evolving narratives, weaving together themes of memory, materials and the passing of time. Created with support from the Unversity of Derbyand Artists Access to Art Colleges. AA2A is a national programme, with funding from Arts Council England.

8 September – 27 October

Ruth Singer: Criminal Quilts Cafe Bar Art exploring Victorian women criminals. Award winning textile artist Ruth is working with Staffordshire Record Office and Wolverhampton University on an art project throughout 2018. The project is inspired by photographs and documents in the archives.

There are also a number of Awards available, prize winners will be selected by our panel of judges. Anyone can help select The People’s Choice Award, so come along and vote for your favourite artwork. For more information and an entry form visit the Brewhouse Website.

There will be a series of workshops and talks as part of the exhibition which includes archive materials, Ruth’s own textile work as well as work by local community groups. Look out for more details coming soon on the Brewhouse website. For more information on the project visit Funded by Arts Council England and Staffordshire County Council with support from The Brewhouse Arts Centre.

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FAMILY & HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES Tuesday 29th May 10am - 3.30pm

Stop! The Game £15 Ages 7+ Join us for a day of Stop Motion fun! Create characters for your very own video game and make a film of your gaming adventure. Will you have the courage to see this adventure through or will it be GAME OVER!

Saturday 12th May 11am – 3pm

Material Stories: Draw your Mum! All Ages Free Drop-in Session Part of our Material Stories Exhibition Drop-in session where visitors are invited to draw their mothers, and add it to help create a wonderfully diverse ‘wall of mothers’ in the gallery. Artist Tracey Kershaw will be on-hand to help you create your fabulous portraits. Visitors are also invited to sit in the big purple chair to write a few words about their mother and post it in the wooden box. As part of this participatory art installation, pictures and words may be used in future exhibitions and publications. #drawyourmother

Thursday 31 May 10am – 12noon

Material Stories: Crafty Family Fun Day Ages 6+ and their grown ups • £4 per child (accompanying adults free) Join artists from our Material Stories Exhibition in a morning of craft. Learn new skills and have some fun with the whole family. Different activities to try out during the morning including: Weave with Liz Ramsay Come along and have fun whilst you learn a new skill Weaving. Stitch A Journey with Lubna Din Come along with a story of a journey and transfer your memory into textile art.


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bCreative this Summer! 10am - 3pm £15 Ages 7+ Look out for our summer activities, we have an exciting August planned! For those aged 7+ as well as for the teenagers.

Look out for further information on the Brewhouse website, via the DASH Brochure or call Box Office for more information.

Activity days take place between 10am – with morning and afternoon clubs available.


Party Packages! Ages 5-15 We have a variety of party packages available that can be tailor made to your child’s interests, we offer food, fun and frolic’s. • Watch a film in our very own cosy cinema • Make and take home amazing art work • Fairy and Pirate dance and activity parties • Upbeat pre-school parties Party packages available from June. See Brewhouse website or phone box office for further details.

For more information on the project visit quilts Funded by Arts Council England and Staffordshire County Council with support from The Brewhouse Arts Centre.

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REGULAR WORKSHOPS TERM DATES: Monday 16 April – Friday 13 July No family, children, teenage sessions over half term; w/c 28 May Families (pre-schoolers & their Grown-Ups) Children & Young People (Ages 6 – 16)

Adults (Ages 16+)

MONDAY Every Monday 10.30am – 11.30am

Every Monday 5pm – 6pm


bDance kids

£3 • Adult

£4 per session • Ages 6+

Try our new session, a fun gentle dance session to improve the condition of your heart and lungs as well as building strength, balance, co-ordination and confidence.

A fun and funky introduction to dance, aimed at developing co-ordination and confidence. Young dancers are encouraged to be creative and expressive through different dance styles. Classes are taught in a relaxed, fun environment, come and join in the fun!

Designed for those new to exercise who may need some additional support.

Every Monday 5.30pm – 7pm

The Space £4 per session (plus moderation fee for those pursuing an Arts Award) Ages 7+ Tutors are on hand to lead a variety of skills incorporating Movie Making, Art, DJ, Digital Media, Music and recording techniques, choose one or have a go at lots. 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.


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TUESDAY Every 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 Every Wednesday 10.30am – 12noon

ReBalance £3 • Adult ReBalance is aimed at older people with mobility issues. The sessions are mainly 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!

Every Wednesday Art Cafe 2.30pm – 4.30pm iDance 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Art Cafe & iDance £5 both sessions (£3 for Art Cafe or iDance only) Ages 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, all welcomed!

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WEDNESDAY Every Wednesday 5.15pm – 6.45pm

bDance: Burton Youth Dance £60 payable in 2 equal instalments or £6 per session • Ages 11+ BYD (BurtonYouth Dance) is for anybody aged 11-17 who loves to dance. Join BYD to get involved in guest workshops, performances, trips and many of other dance opportunities. Free trial’s throughout the term. Please contact for further information and details on our Uttoxeter based youth dance companies.

THURSDAY Every Thursday 9.30am – 10.30am

Upbeat £4 + £1 for each additional sibling (Accompanying Adult FREE) Ages 6 months + A session especially for pre-schoolers. Fantastic music and movement sessions for children from 6 months upwards 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 let yourself go!

Every Thursday 10.45am – 11.30am

Baby Upbeat £4 Parent and Baby • Ages 0 to 6 months The benefits of music and movement for child development are well known and it is never too early to start. Simple movement activities support babies to develop co-ordination, balance, and body control. This class is suitable for babies from new born to crawling and is relaxed, informal and fun for babies and carers.


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THURSDAY Every Thursday 5pm - 6pm Ages 6-10 • 6pm – 7.30pm Ages 11+

Trinity Warriors Academy £5 per session (or £8 for both Thursday & Saturday sessions) Trinity Warriors have worked on Blue Peter, Got to Dance, Ashley Banjo’s Secret Street Crew and have featured in numerous music videos. Being part of The Trinity Academy gives you access to exclusive workshops (previously led by Flawless, Diversity, Antics etc.) the opportunity to compete nationally under the ‘Trinity’ umbrella. For further information please see

FRIDAY Every Friday 1.30pm

Friendly Fridays £3 (includes interval refreshment) Adults (those with additional needs) 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 musical fun and entertainment in a relaxed and informal setting.



Every Saturday 11am-12pm Ages 6-10 / 12pm-1pm Ages 11+

Trinity Warriors Academy £5 per session (or £8 for both Thursday & Saturday sessions) Trinity Warriors have been an established dance crew since 2001 and have gone on to achieve great things; they have worked on Blue Peter, Got to Dance, Ashley Banjo’s Secret Street Crew and have featured in numerous music videos. Being part of The Trinity Academy means that participants can access exclusive workshops (previously led by Flawless, Diversity, Antics etc.) and have the opportunity to compete nationally under the ‘Trinity’ umbrella. For further information please see

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Choose the best seats in the house!

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.



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 serveral 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.


Diary Of Events MAY Wednesday 2 Once Upon A Wednesday: Jan Blake Old Women Thursday 10 Simon Evans: Genius Saturday 12 Material Stories: Draw your Mum! Tuesday 15 – Saturday 19 Mellow Dramatics: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels The Musical Friday 25 Beer Town Film Festival: Finalists Showcase Saturday 26 Three’s Company: Now That’s What I Call... Tuesday 29 Holiday Activities: Stop! The Game Thursday 31 Material Stories: Crafty Family Fun Day JUNE Saturday 2 Tom Adams: My Dad, the Magician Wednesday 6 Once Upon A Wednesday: Shonaleigh: The Emerald Sea Thursday 7 Red Ladder Theatre: Damned United Saturday 9 A.M. Productions Presents: Patsy Cline & Friends Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 Little Theatre Company: One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean Tuesday 19 The Thelmas & Ovalhouse: Coconut Thursday 28 – Saturday 30 Burton Musical Theatre Company: A Wander Round The West End Saturday 30 Tom Allen at Burton Town Hall

JULY Monday 2 – Tuesday 3 Wednesday 4 Thursday 5 Saturday 7 Friday 13 – Saturday 14

Inspiration School of Dance: Alphabet Pirouette Once Upon A Wednesday: Kate Corkery: Sweet Shop on the Shore A.M. Productions Presents: Through the Decades with Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly Stephanie Parrott ARAD Midland Youth Ballet presents: The Nutcracker Performing Stars Academy: Annie Jr

AUGUST Wednesday 1 – Friday 31 Summer Holiday Activities TBC

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