LTC Youth – Auditions

We’re auditioning….

Opportunity for 14-20-year-olds to join LTC Youth.

Do you know anyone aged 14 to 20 who shares our passion for performing and would like to audition for LTC Youth.

We’re holding an audition day for company membership on Saturday, September 13, at The Brewhouse Arts Centre, in Burton. If you know anyone who would like to be considered, please ask them to email for more information as soon as possible.

Unfortunately we’re not able to see anyone younger than 14 this time.

These are the only youth company auditions we plan to hold before we stage Evita from Tuesday, April 7, to Saturday, April 11, 2015 (including a matinee on Saturday).

 Thanks to Elaine Pritchard for the info.

The Needwood Singers Concert

 The Needwood Singers

(Founded 1972 by Stanley Langford)

Conductor – Margaret Langford



A programme of light music for a summer evening

TICKETS £8 (concessions £6)

children 12 and under free

from Sheila Goodwin (01283 716790),

any member of the choir or on the door

Saturday 27th September 7.30 at

St James’ Church Barton under Needwood

Thanks to Jan Whitaker for the info.

Brewhouse Summer Holiday Activities.

 Brewhouse Summer Academy.

Now into its 3rd year, our unique Summer Academy offers the most

exciting and fun-filled arts experience event in East Staffordshire.


Digital Acadamy

If you have an interest in creating digital music, film or photography or even if you want to give it a go for the first time, then our digital academy is for you.With expert tuition from professionals in music, film and photography, you’ll soon be creating a CD or DVD master piece you can take home to share with friends and family.

7-12 years . COST – £13 per day or £55 for 5 days


21st July & 5th August

Music Production

Ever wondered how modern music is produced? Want to learn how to be able to turn your music recordings into professional sounding tracks? It doesn’t matter whether you’re a budding producer dreaming of being the next Pharrell Williams or or just a music fan wanting to get a behind the scenes insight into how your favourite music is made.

 22nd, 24th July & 7th August

Music Video Production and Dance

Join us and get creative as you make your very own pop video! If you have aspirations to be the next Taylor Swift or Ed Sheeran and be a pop sensation we will give you the start you need. Day will consist of creating your track, creating a dance routine and filming it. You will work alongside a profession music producer, dance artist and film maker.

 Friday 25th July

Film Production

Create your own short film using just 5 lines! In this session you have the opportunity to work with our professionals to create script, shoot and edit your very own film!


23rd July, 6th & 8th August

Music & Film Production

combining the best of both our music and film sessions, come along and both a go before deciding whether you want to produce a music track or short film.


World War 1 Academy

28th July – 1st August

rehearsals take place on Monday 4th August.

Here at The Brewhouse Arts Centre we will be commemorating 100 years since World War One by giving you the opportunity to create a piece to be performed in the Brewhouse production of ‘World War 1 in an Hour’. You will spend a week specialising and working with professionals in Music, Dance, Drama and Film as you work towards creating your piece. This will be performed on Monday 4th August at 7.00pm to full auditorium of VIP’s, friends and family.

* You will also have the opportunity to complete an Arts Award. Please contact us for more details.

10-16 years

TIME – 9.30am-3.30pm

COST – £60.00


Chance to Dance

East Staffs Dance Collective is the dance programme run by the Arts Team of the Borough Council, it runs school clubs, weekly classes, youth performance companies and additional projects and workshops throughout the Borough.

ESDC has a team of professional dance artists who work with around 10,000 people a year, aiming to make excellence in dance accessible to all young people in the Borough.

Open Sessions

Tuesday 22 July – Tuesday 26 August

Join us at the Brewhouse Arts Centre every Tuesday throughout the holidays. Classes are relaxed and a great way to get fit whilst having fun, making friends and learning some unique moves to the hottest tracks.

11-17 years

TIME – 10.30am-11.30am

COST – £3.70

BOX OFFICE 01283 508100

Thanks to Nathan Gallagher for the info.


Download ESBC Summer Holidays Activities brouchure

Pulse at Derby Theatre

Email from LTC member Bethan Waite:

Hi All

Forgive the email! I am appearing in a really tremendous, ground-breaking piece of theatre at Derby Theatre 30 July – 2nd August. It follows 24 hours in the life of a fictitious local hospital and promises to be an amazing theatrical experience.

It’d be great if you could make it:

Thanks so much!!

Bethan xx

Coral Gould Pupils’ Concert

 On Friday July 11th at the Brewhouse, Pupils of Coral Gould will be showcasing songs from their year of study. These will range from young beginners to adults and Alisha Khan who was awarded the Burton Mail 11-17 years Performing Arts Award will be singing.

This year we are especially fortunate to welcome past students to perform.

One of them will be Harriet Eyley, from Blackfordby, who has just gained a First Class Honours degree in Music at Royal Academy. She is well known to audiences in Burton, South Derbyshire and Derby. She has already performed professionally with Gresley Male Voice Choir and the Swadlincote Messiah Society. In Burton she has regularly performed at the Christmas Concert. Harriet will return to RAM in the Autumn, where she has gained a scholarship to study for her master’s degree and also join the Opera Preparation Course.

On Wednesday of this week Harriet received her degree at the same ceremony, in which former Marchington opera singer Lucy Crowe who was awarded a Fellowship of the Academy. Lucy trained with Coral Gould before entering RAM as a scholar and has now made debuts at ENO, Covent Garden and the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.

Many young students will be involved in this concert from the earliest beginners who are starting on a pathway through grades in both Classical and Musical Theatre Examinations. There will also be performances from local teachers involved in training for professional examinations.

Brewhouse Box Office 01283 508100

Thanks to Coral Gould for the info.

Staffordshire Enjoy Art’s Summer Exhibition

The Brewhouse Arts Centre is hosting Staffordshire Enjoy Art’s Summer Exhibition running from Thursday 3rd July to Saturday 9th August 2014.

As part of The Brewhouse’s ‘Sight Sound and Social’ evenings there will be an opportunity to preview the exhibition, meet the artists as well as listen to live music by up and coming Burton pianist Wil Pearson on Thursday 3rd July from 7pm to 9pm.

Staffordshire Enjoy Art raises the awareness of professional or semi-professional artists living and/or working in the area. The organisation brings together a highly distinguished group of talented artists working in a variety of mediums, from ceramics to painting, photography, sculptures and textiles. Staffordshire Enjoy art provides an online profile for all the artists involved and has 3 exhibitions per year; this is the first time they have exhibited with The Brewhouse so it’s great to be showcasing some of the best artists in the county here in Burton.

Staffordshire Enjoy Art is supported by Destination Staffordshire, the county’s foremost marketing organisation, as such it recognizes the unique and significant contribution artists make in attracting visitors to the region.

Thanks to Anna Roebuck for the info.

Brewhouse Diary July 2014

Brewhouse Diary Summer 2014

Brewhouse Box Office 01283 508100


Saturday 5th July

The Jungle Book Kids

Presented by Performing Stars

Youth production lasting approximately 45 minutes

Brewhouse Auditorium £7.00 (£5.00 concessions)

2pm & 7pm performances


Friday 11th July

A Pupils Concert

Presented by Coral Gould

Coral Gould brings her pupils to the Brewhouse for a showpiece singing concert

Brewhouse Auditorium £8.00 7.30pm


Saturday 12th July

Luke Jackson

Presented by Madhouse Music

Luke is a rising 19 year old Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, and 2013 saw him nominated for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. With a bold, show stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer.

Brewhouse Bar £10.00 (£9.00 concessions) 8.00pm


Wednesday 16th & Saturday 19th of July

Storytelling Walk

Join Maria Whatton, award winning storyteller and Lawrence Oates, local conservationist for a stroll with a difference. Together they will guide you around the Washlands area bringing to life stories that have roots in Burton histories. Funded by Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the Story Wells project.

Burton Washlands Price: FREE

10.30am, 1pm

Call 01283 508100 for more details


Thursday 17th July

A Lion’s Tale

Presented by Violet Way Academy

Year 2 children from Violet Way Academy present an all singing, all dancing tale of an African lion cub. The show tells the story of the lion cub’s adventure and journey to become King of the Grasslands of Africa.

Brewhouse Auditorium

£10.00 (£9.00 concessions) 8.00pm


Brewhouse Box Office 01283 508100

Thanks to James Shaw for the info.

Review- Up Pompeii

If you need an antidote to England’s dismal performances in Brazil, then Burton’s Little Theatre Company (LTC) has just the thing you are looking for.
Up Pompeii the stage play was created in 1988 at the request of Frankie Howerd, who played the slave and narrator Lurcio in the television series, by Miles Tredinnick one of Howerd’s writers.
Set in the courtyard of Senator Ludicrus Sextus’s villa in Pompeii, a little before the event that put the town on the map, the play deals with the complicated and farcical events that ensue as the family members try to satisfy some of their baser urges.
The 11-strong cast led by Peter Clemson as Lurcio, who is on stage practically for the whole show, romped through the script with elan. The comic timing was spot on and each actor had chance to shine.

Clemson’s portrayal of Lurcio showed a deft touch that was more an homage to Frankie Howerd’s style than an out-and-out impersonation. There were of course moments when the ghost of Howerd came through but for the most part he made the role his own.
Members of the audience also played a major part in the recreation of this classic comedy, swiftly getting into their role as confidant to the hapless Lurcio and providing him with a sounding board for his devious plans to both facilitate everyone’s desires and prevent himself being fed to the lions.
Poor Lurcio is taken on a roller coaster ride as each family member in turn uses him to help them achieve their ends, so to speak.
The cast members seem to be thoroughly enjoying themselves playing their parts and playing up their parts, with Peter Banton’s portrayal of Captain Treacherus such a total pantomime villain that it is hard not to boo his every entrance.
Vicky Fryer as Suspenda, the well-known nymphomaniac and beauty, has a laugh that is at least as dirty as Sid James’ ever was. At one point poor Lurcio wishes she was in the audience when one of his asides fails to get the response he requires.
Laughs are generously shared around the cast, but as it was written for Howerd the majority are reserved for Lurcio who holds all the strands of the tale together.
The audience on opening night had a whale of a time and there were many complimentary remarks overheard in the bar both during the interval and at the end. There was also quite a lot of activity regarding the show on social media afterwards.
Written by Miles Tredinnick and performed by the Little Theatre Company, Up Pompeii is just the comedy to take your mind off the on-going tragedy that seems to be English sport at the moment.
Up Pompeii is on at the Brewhouse arts centre in Union Street, Burton, until Saturday night at 7.30pm with a matinee performance at 2.30pm on Saturday. Tickets are priced at £8 with £7 concessions available Wednesday and Thursday nights. All matinee tickets are £7.  Buy them  from the Brewhouse box office or by calling 01283 508100.

Bill Pritchard.

LTC – Up Pompeii

 Little Theatre Company

Up Pompeii

by Miles Tredinnick

based on characters created by Talbot Rothwell & Sid Colin

 LTC in rehearsal

Based on the original characters from the Frankie Howerd BBC comedy, this hilarious romp through ancient Pompeii brings back all the television favourites in this full-length play.

As Lurcio attempts to deliver his prologue and begin proceedings, he is quickly caught up in the myriad of sexual liaisons in all quarters of his master’s house.

Why does Ludicrus not leave for the Senate meeting in Rome? Why does his wife return so quickly from the country? Who will take care of the escaped slave girl, Voluptua, and will Nausius’s love poetry improve? Whilst growing chaos ensues, an increasing rumbling is heard in the distance – what could that possibly be?

A riot from start to finish!

Tuesday 24th – Saturday 28th June 2014

7:30 each evening plus Saturday matinee at 2:30pm

Tickets: £8 adults / £7 concessions

(Concessions Tuesday to Thursday only – Matinee tickets all £7)

The Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton upon Trent

Box Office 01283 50810