Friday 12th April
Aynsley Lister- Solo
Returning here to the Brewhouse Arts is a chance to witness Aynsley perform ‘up close and personal’ in a stripped down, intimate setting. Don’t be fooled into thinking solo means ‘limited and plodding’; his solo performances are the perfect platform to
witness his amazing ability to sync rhythmical chords, bass lines and stinging lead guitar whilst singing and accompanying it all with his custom-built stomp box! Expect an evening of newly crafted songs performed with a passion and conviction that will have you hooked from the very first chord.
8.30pm, £10, £8 in advance, Brewhouse Bar
Saturday 20th April
All England Theatre Festival Central Division- Quarter Final
See 6 winning plays from South Staffordshire, North Staffordshire and Shropshire.
2pm and 7pm £7.00 a session or £12.00 for both sessions in advance (all tickets on the day £7.00 a session)
Mid-session buffet (advance booking only) £7.50 and includes tea/coffee
For advance tickets call Sue Fortune: 01827 69082
Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th April
Burton and South Derbyshire College presents Directing Showcase
After the success of the Directing Showcase last year, once again the year 2 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting) students have been working on their own scripts to present across 2 evenings. The pieces you will see have been completely written, directed and designed by the year 2s with the support of the year 1 students as their cast. Both evenings will be full of surprises from short comedy sketches to dramatic thrillers promising the audience a roller coaster ride from one piece to the next.
7.00pm £7 (£5 concessions) Brewhouse Auditorium
Thursday 25th & Friday 26th April
Conor McKee Productions presents
A white knuckle ride of betrayal, debt, and lost innocence.
Written by acclaimed new playwright Conor McKee and directed by MEN Theatre Award winning Wyllie Longmore, Thrasher is a gripping story laced with genuine warmth and vicious comedy.
Six people spiral towards destruction over one night in Manchester. Once lost, can faith, friendship and love ever be recovered?
Initially produced at The Royal Exchange Theatre, Thrasher sold out its run in advance of opening and received a recommendation from Lyn Gardner at The Guardian.
Conor McKee Productions has created and developed new writing across the North West and elsewhere, nationally touring Conor’s plays Burnt and Thrasher and launching Script4Stage, a new writer and director development programme. A writer development scheme will be run in conjunction with the production of Thrasher, contact Box Office for details.
8.00pm. £10 (£6 concessions) Brewhouse Auditorium
Saturday 27th April
The madhouse presents Henry Priestman
In the late 1970s Henry played with the British band The Yachts, supporting The Who on their 1979 European tour. During the 1980s and 1990s he was a founder member of The Christians, a band that enjoyed great popular, critical and commercial success, selling millions of albums in the process. In 2008 Henry released his debut
solo album, ‘The Chronicles of Modern Life’ on Stiff Records. The album was a huge success and Island Records bought the entire project for a major re-release. When Island Records picked up the album from Stiff, Henry became the oldest ever artist to be signed to a major label for a debut solo album. He is currently finalising his much-awaited second solo album, but continues to enjoy live work.
If last year’s show is anything to go by, this will be an absolute ball, so just don’t miss this show! Supported again by the wonderful Ben Hughes – absolute proof that you should never, ever miss a support act!
8.00pm £10.00, £9.00 in advance, Brewhouse Bar
Brewhouse Box Office Tel: 01283 508100
Thanks to James Shaw for the info.