Anne Lee School of Drama

Anne Lee School of Drama

 A few places remaining for teenagers 13+ to join our well established Drama School on a Wednesday evening 5 – 6.30pm.

This will help support GCSE and A Level students in developing confidence and drama techniques. It promises to be exciting and fun.

 Also, places are available on the Adult Acting and Presentation Skills course, highly successful in helping confidence and personal aspirations.

For more information please contact us by e-mail anneleeschoolofdrama@btconnect.com

www.anneleeschoolofdrama.co.uk or Facebook page

Thanks to Anne Lee School for the info.

BOS – Sunset Boulevard

 Burton and District Operatic Society are to premiere Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard next month.

 The licence for the show is being allocated on a limited basis and only for 12 months. This will be the first performance of the musical by an amateur group on the United Kingdom mainland.

 

Based on the classic Billy Wilder film-noir from 1950, and with a book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton, Sunset Boulevard tells the tale of silent movie star Norma Desmond who longs for a return to the big screen having been left behind with the introduction of sound. She meets struggling film screen-writer Joe Gillis in dramatic circumstances and this leads to a tragic conclusion.

The show runs at de Ferrers Academy’s Harehedge Lane site from Tuesday, February 17th, until Saturday, February 21, and commences each evening at 7.30pm with a matinee performance at 2.30pm on Saturday.

Tickets, costing from £9, are available by telephoning 01283 541552 or by emailing: andrews50544@hotmail.com

For more information go to: www.burtonopsoc.co.uk

Thanks to Angela Wynn for the info. 

Brewhouse Events- February 2015

 Burton Inclusive Performing Arts perform: The BIPA Murder

Rehearsals are under way for the next production but all is not well and Mandy is becoming too bossy for her own good. Plots and schemes are afoot and she stands in the firing line! To see the outcome book your seat

Thursday 5 February

7.00pm £5.00 Auditorium

 

Voodoo Room

Paying tribute to both Jimi Hendrix & Cream, Voodoo Room is a fantastic Power Trio featuring some of the UK’s finest musicians. They perform an incredible, high energy show, delivered in the true spirit of the legendary superstars, but this is not a wig wearing, dress up, pantomime style tribute band… simply great music performed by great players

Friday 6 Feb

8.00pm £10 In Advance (£12 On the Day) Auditorium

 

Stephanie Parrott’s Midland Youth Theatre presents: The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music follows the traditional well known story of Captain Von Trapp and Maria and their heart of the Captain himself. The Midland Youth hope you enjoy their performance!

Saturday 7 February

7.00pm £8.50 Auditorium

 

Open Mic Night – with Sound Stage Project

Back by popular demand, The ‘Soundstage Project’ is proud to announce another live music event.
This is an open mic night for all musicians wanting to perform. Whatever your style, whatever your ability, if you want to perform live to an audience of passionate music fans, get involved. You just have to turn up and put your name down. But it’s first-come-first-served so get there early.
‘Soundstage Project’ is a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers with the aim of nurturing local musical talent and creating a social network for musicians in Burton and surrounding areas. If you like the idea of a thriving music scene in your home town, get involved.

Friday 13 February

6.30pm £1.00 Bar

 

Valentine’s Evening

Relax and enjoy a special Valentine’s evening here at the Brewhouse. We’re offering an exclusive menu for one night only, with complimentary bottle of wine for each table.

A special evening will be rounded off with live music and the chance to enjoy a romantic movie in our cinema.

Saturday 14th February

From 6.00pm £20.00 per person Bar/Cinema

 

Burton Amateur Stage Entertainers presents: Sinbad and his 8th Voyage

After adventures aplenty on his previous 7 voyages, Sinbad returns home for good. But when the Persian Pearl of Peace mysteriously disappears Sinbad must set out on an epic adventure to clear his name – and rescue the Caliph’s daughter – the beautiful Princess Miranda.

Will Evilena and the wicked Old Man of the Sea win the day? Or will Fortuna show Sinbad the way? Come and meet all your favourite panto characters. This show is traditional pantomime fun for the whole family.

Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 February

7.30pm each evening (Wednesday 6.30pm)

Thursday and Saturday matinee at 2.30pm

Family ticket (2 adults/2 children) £36.00 (valid Tuesday – Thursday only)

Auditorium

 

The Paper Birds: Broke

This is a heartfelt and urgent look at the debt of a nation from displaced families and gambling addictions to beans on toast and blind leaps of faith onto the property ladder. Based on interviews taken across the UK in 2014, multi award winners The Paper Birds explore what it means to be broke. From ‘feeling the pinch’ to finding yourself penniless, this is a relevant and hugely accessible show from a brilliant contemporary theatre company. Suitable for ages 12+

Wednesday 25 Feb

8.00pm £10 (£8 concessions / £6 students) Auditorium

 

Jeremy Hardy

Jeremy is something of a comedy institution with recent Radio 4 work including ‘Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation’, ‘The News Quiz’, ‘I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue’ and ‘You’ll Have Had Your Tea’. He has done all kinds of TV most notably, ‘Rory Bremner’, ‘Saturday Live’ and ‘Blackadder Goes Forth’. A kind soul at The Guardian wrote of him, “In an ideal world, Jeremy Hardy would be extremely famous, but an ideal world would leave him without most of his best material.”

Friday 27th February

8.00pm £14 (£5 unwaged) Auditorium

 

The Madhouse Presents: Sean Taylor

If you like original blues, sung properly, edgey and with soul, by a true artist, this is the gig for you!

With a hint of John Martyn and a dash of Tom Waits, Sean is a stunning performer, who will leave you wanting more and more!

Saturday 28 February

8.00pm £9.00 in advance £10.00 on the door Bar

 

Classic Film Club Afternoon

Do like to watch a good film? We do as well. We will be holding a weekly classic film afternoon for members of the ‘Brewhouse Film Club’. We will be screening movie classics from mainstream holiday to art house greats. Films will be chosen from the Film 4 – 100 Must-See Films of the 21st Century. A great watch guaranteed.

1st Friday each month

1.00pm FREE

 

Gallery Exhibition.

Barbara Colbert:

Momentum

Vigorous,energetic images of animals and the human form. Dynamic and muscular, the dramatic characters are set in a stage of local landscapes, with mythological references. Other inspiration includes flight , feathers and foliage. The medium is charcoal collaged with print, and gold leaf.

29th January to 7th March

‘Sight Sound and Social’:

12th February 7pm – 9pm

 

Brewhouse Box Office 01283 508100

 

Brewhouse online booking portal CLICK HERE

Thanks to James Shaw for the info.

 

Review – Mellows Copacabana.

Copacabana, Mellow Dramatics, Brewhouse Arts Centre, Union Street, Burton

The choreography devised by Catherine Moore and Lucy Robinson for the cast of Copacabana makes use of every available inch of the Brewhouse stage and gives them the setting to show off the spectacular costumes and elaborate headdresses used in the show.
I had worried that the costumes, recently added to the Mellow Dramatics wardrobe, would overshadow the performances – but that worry was well and truly misplaced.
Not only did the choreography outshine the costumes, the principal actors also gave some fine performances.
The story centres around Stephen an aspiring songwriter as he tries to write a hit. His imagination takes him back to the 1940s after the Second World War where we are introduced to Lola who is trying to make her way in the New York club scene – specifically at the Copacabana.
Emilie Arnoux, as Lola/Samantha, and Edward Moore, as Tony/Stephen, shone as the young lovers who were split up by Steve Wood’s Rico Castelli – worthy of his boos at the end. Anita Nathan and Alison Broadley were very good as the two women who tried to help Lola out and Tony Ramsay as Sam Silver and Chris Towland in a variety of roles – and accents – provided the comic relief.
For me the standout number was Dancing Fool, not a massive routine but well danced by Edward and the Copa Boys – I do love a bit of tap.
But back to the routines. At times there were more than 30 performers on stage weaving in and out in patterns reminiscent of the Tiller Girls. Come on, some of you must remember them.
The opening night audience was fulsome in its applause after being treated to an evening of glamour and romance that took them from New York’s legendary Copacabana Club to Havana’s Tropicana Nightclub and ended with blood and a single gunshot.
Copacabana is on at the Brewhouse Arts Centre until Saturday, January 17th at 7.30pm with a matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday.

Bill Pritchard.

Brewhouse Box Office 01283 508100

Mellows – Copacabana

The Mellow Dramatics Presents: Copacabana

Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl…So begins the saga of Lola and Tony in a Broadway-style musical fantasy. Songs by Barry Manilow, dazzling costumes and sensational choreography will give you an evening that leaves you breathless.

Join the Mellow Dramatics whilst they take you through a story of love, hope and dreams with a splash of danger and plenty of pizzazz!

‘There was blood and a single gunshot, but just who shot who?!

Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 January at the Brewhouse

7.30pm each evening and Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm

Tuesday and Saturday matinee: £10.00
All other performances: £12.00

Buy 4, get a fifth free on Tues, Wed, Thurs and Sat Matinee shows

Brewhouse Box Office: 01283 508100

Brewhouse online booking portal CLICK HERE

 

Brewhouse Workshop Open Day

The Brewhouse Arts Centre is throwing its doors open this January to young people, as the centre launches an all new Pick & Mix Workshop programme.

The new programme of Pick & Mix Workshops will give young people the opportunity to try a range of activities, including, dance, drama, art, film production and music production.

All these workshops will be available for young people to try for free on Saturday 10th January from 10.00am.

Brewhouse Box Office 01283 508100

Brewhouse Events – Jan 2015

30 Years On Stage

Celebrating 30 years of Burton’s Little Theatre Company and its upcoming 100th production, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, in June 2015. We also look back at its history as part of Burton’s former School of Speech and Drama.

7th January to 24th January Gallery Exhibition.

‘Sight Sound and Social’: 8th January 7pm – 9pm Gallery

 

Open Mic Night – with Sound Stage Project

Back by popular demand, The ‘Soundstage Project’ is proud to announce another live music event.
This is an open mic night for all musicians wanting to perform. Whatever your style, whatever your ability, if you want to perform live to an audience of passionate music fans, get involved. You just have to turn up and put your name down. But it’s first-come-first-served so get there early.
‘Soundstage Project’ is a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers with the aim of nurturing local musical talent and creating a social network for musicians in Burton and surrounding areas. If you like the idea of a thriving music scene in your home town, get involved.

Friday 9th January 6.30pm £1.00 Bar

 

Brewhouse Workshop Open Day

We are throwing our doors open and welcoming you to the Brewhouse! If you are a new visitor or one of our regulars, we would like to give you an opportunity to come and try out our Active Brewhouse programme for FREE!!

A plethora of taster workshops will be on offer; try out a dance session with your two year old or create a crocheted character – we really do have something for everyone!

Saturday 10th January 10.30am FREE Studios

 

The Mellow Dramatics Presents: Copacabana

Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl…So begins the saga of Lola and Tony in a Broadway-style musical fantasy. Songs by Barry Manilow, dazzling costumes and sensational choreography will give you an evening that leaves you breathless.

Join the Mellow Dramatics whilst they take you through a story of love, hope and dreams with a splash of danger and plenty of pizzazz!

‘There was blood and a single gunshot, but just who shot who?!

Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 January

7.30pm each evening and Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm

Tuesday and Saturday matinee: £10.00
All other performances: £12.00

Buy 4, get a fifth free on Tues, Wed, Thurs and Sat Matinee shows

Auditorium

 

Darkside, performs: The Pink Floyd Show

Acclaimed Pink Floyd tribute makes its first visit to the Brewhouse with spectacular light and laser show with projected images and of course a passion for the music of Pink Floyd. One half of the show will be dedicated to the whole of the Dark Side of the Moon album.

Saturday 24 January 8.00pm £15.00

Auditorium

 

The Madhouse presents: Ben Stancome

Ben has provided pre-performance support for the likes of Ed Sheeran, Paulo Nutini, The Kings of Leon and the Saw Doctors.

He is a singer songwriter with true soul. Just check out his version of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’ on YouTube and you’ll understand what that means!

Saturday 31 January

8.00pm £9.00 in advance and £10.00 on the door. Bar

 

Classic Film Club Afternoon

Do like to watch a good film? We do as well. We will be holding a weekly classic film afternoon for members of the ‘Brewhouse Film Club’. We will be screening movie classics from mainstream holiday to art house greats. Films will be chosen from the Film 4 – 100 Must-See Films of the 21st Century. A great watch guaranteed.

1st Friday each month 1.00pm FREE

 

 Brewhouse Box Office Tel: 01283 508100

Brewhouse online booking portal CLICK HERE

 

Thanks to James Shaw and Nathan Gallagher for the info.

 

BADAC ARTS DIRECTORY 2015/16

The 2015/16 edition of the BADAC Directory, produced jointly with ESBC Arts, has been published.

Printed copies are available to collect from the Brewhouse box office, Burton Library, and Uttoxeter and Barton-under-Needwood libraries. (Phone venues for availability before making a special journey)

Copies in .pdf format (531kb) are also available to download.

CLICK HERE To Download BADAC Directory.

Thanks go to Margaret Bradshaw, Peter Clemson and Bill Pritchard (BADAC), Dave Topliss (ghost Ltd) , Helen Hardwick and Nathan Gallagher ( ESBC Staff) …..and a very special thanks to Ken Brown (LTC) for all the effort and commitment supporting the BADAC Chair in bringing this project to fruition.

Craft stall at the Farmers’ Market

STILL LOOKING FOR A UNIQUE CHRISTMAS GIFT?
 
Tilley Bancroft ( Red Door Studios) and Carol Brown ( Little Theatre Company) have a Craft stall at the Farmers’ Market at Burton Indoor Market on
Thursday 11th December, 9am – 4pm.
 
We have a huge variety of unique quilted, crocheted and knitted gifts, ideal for a Christmas gift or stocking filler. The Farmers’ Market will be at full capacity with stalls full of wonderful foodstuffs. Please support it and visit the many other stalls or just pop in for a coffee and something tasty to eat from one of the eateries.
 
Thanks to Carol Brown for the info.
 

Special offer for Kinesonic

 Special offer for BADAC members (includes members of affiliated societies)

 Kinesonic Evening Performance, Thursday 4th December 6.30pm

 Buy one ticket at the reduced rate of £6.00 and get a free ticket when quoting BADAC KINESONIC at Box Office.

Kinesonic, by Lincolnshire company Vagabond’s Hat, is being performed here on Thursday 4th December at 6.30pm and it really is amazing! It’s a show that includes, theatre, comedy, live music and some incredible circus skills and is suitable for anyone over the age of 5. One of the performers August Dakteris is a world class circus ‘straps’ performer and some of the skills you will see on display are astonishing. It lasts just one hour and tells the tale of 4 unusual characters trying to restart their ramshackle musical engine that is fuelled by imagination, discovery & play. The company describe it as a ‘steampunk fairytale’ and the show is touring all over the UK including here at The Brewhouse.

Brewhouse Box Office 01283 508100

Thanks to Nathan Gallagher for the info.