Brewhouse Performances March 2015

Literature Talk & Film: Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

£6.00 + Discount Lunch. 12:00 noon

Join Dr Jane Mackay for the first of two special events this season offering fascinating but accessible insights into great works of literature. Jane will give a presentation from 12 – 1pm, then we suggest you stay for lunch in our café between 1pm & 2pm and then we’ll be offering a free screening of a film version of the book in our cinema from 2pm. Jane has a wealth of knowledge and is passionate about literature but presents in a highly accessible and fascinating way. Prior knowledge of the books are not required!

The Picture of Dorian Gray is one of the definitive studies of human duality and caused outrage when it was first published in 1890. Dorian’s wish that he might stay young while his portrait aged stimulates the start of his moral downfall.

An Evening with Gervase Phinn

Thursday, March 5, 2015. £16.50 all tickets. 19:30

Gervase Phinn has been touring theatres across the country for over 10 years now as a hilarious raconteur. The best selling and award winning author, Radio and TV personality, really is at his best and most exciting in front of a live audience.

An Evening with Gervase Phinn will have you on the edges of your seats, as he shares his hilarious and sometimes poignant tales of life as a schools inspector in the Yorkshire Dales. Dubbed “the James Herriot of schools”.

With his keen ear for the absurd and sharp eye for the ludicrous, Gervase Phinn has delighted audiences all over the UK with stories of his experiences as a school inspector. His shows have received rave reviews all across the country

GA GA present their 20th Anniversary Tour

Friday, March 6, 2015. £12.00. 19:30

GA GA are embarking on their 20th Anniversary Tour with a show packed with massive Queen hits spanning right across the legendary band’s back catalogue.

From numerous Queen Conventions to TV appearances, GA GA have consistently proved why they are so highly rated by critics and audiences alike. There are no wigs, no make-up and definitely no false moustaches but instead a host of massive Queen songs played like they were meant to be.

Three Keepers

Saturday, March 7, 2015. £6.00. 19.30

Welcome to Flounder Rock Lighthousem where three men live and work, battling the elements and the long lonely night watches, with only each other and the seagulls for company. Wise Old Tom and uptight middleman Dick are trying to teach Young ‘Arry the ropes on his first tour of service. When the storm of the century threatens, will disaster strike? Will the lamp shine true? Will the biscuits run out? Watch on, dear audience… WinterWalker presents ‘Three Keepers’; a play without words for everyone aged 8 and over. A tale of life on a rock lighthouse, told through an inventive blend of physical theatre, dance and comedy, inspired by the silent film clowning of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin.

The Little Theatre Company Presents: The Ladykillers

Tuesday, March 10-Saturday 14th March, 2015

Price: £9/£8 concessions

19:30, Saturday matinee 14:30

This hilarious comedy tells the tale of a sweet little old lady pitted against a gang of criminal misfits who rent rooms in her house, posing as amateur musicians who will stop at nothing. But, when Mrs Wilberforce becomes wise to their ruse, who will be forced to face the music?

The Little Theatre Company Presents: The Ladykillers by Graham Lineham, From the Motion Picture Screenplay by William Rose. By Special Arrangement with StudioCanal and By Special Arrangement with Fiery Angel Ltd, London

The Ladykillers is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Limited.

Youth Dance Platform

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 – 19:00

£7/£5 concessions. 19:00

ESDC runs a programme of youth dance throughout the Borough, the platform gives our dancers a chance to show you what they have been working on! Enjoy high energy dance pieces and celebrate East Staffordshire’s talented young dancers.

Vocal Intuition Presents IT’S SHOWTIME! A students’ Concert

Saturday, March 21, 2015. £8.00. 19:30

Students of Anne, Rachel and Heather will entertain you with songs from the shows and more. Come along and join us as we celebrate the year’s achievements.

Burton and South Derbyshire College Presents: Unite Performing Arts Festival

Monday, March 23, 2015. £7/£5 concessions. 19:00

A celebration of the Arts within the local area organised by Burton and South Derbyshire College’s Performing Arts Department in which they invite community groups and schools to perform alongside the college students. The event showcases a range of dance, drama and music as a celebration.

Burton and South Derbyshire College Presents: Unite Music

Thursday, March 26, 2015. £5/£3 concessions.19:30

The Unite Music night will be organised and managed by year 1 and year 2 Music Performance students as part of their Final Major Project. The event will include an eclectic mix of genres performed by both the students themselves and external acts arranged by the music group.

Stomp and Holler

Friday, March 27, 2015. £10.00. 19:30

A big, bold festival New Orleans blues band led by Oliver Carpenter and featuring three British Blues Award nominees, Stomp & Holler explode on stage with brass, blues, and a vast array of voices. From the first growl to the last chord they’ll have you stomping and hollering for more as they take you on a musical journey around the swamps, bayou’s and dance floors of the blues.

The Madhouse presents: Ben Hughes

Saturday, March 28, 2015. £10/£9 in advance. 20:00

Ben Hughes is a master of the acoustic guitar and possibly the best you will ever see! Showcasing a blend of his own material and well-known numbers, Ben will deliver a jaw-dropping performance. Just when you think he can’t play any faster….

Guitarists! Don’t miss this show!


Empirical Evidence 12th March to 18th April 2015.

Over the past six months, Burton and South Derbyshire College students have been developing a body of work in response to the theme of Evidence, as a part of the Format International Photography Festival 2015. Their work will be exhibited at The Brewhouse Arts Centre and Cafe Bar as well as at venues in Derby.

This work has been produced by individuals from different creative pathways, resulting in an eclectic mix: fact and fiction, documentary and narrative, photography, fine art and film.

FORMAT International Photography Festival presents a selection of the best of international photography in a diverse programme of exhibitions and events. FORMAT is curated by Louise Clements, Artistic Director of QUAD & FORMAT, hosted & organised by QUAD and the University of Derby. 13th March – 12th April 2015

Exhibition Launch (Sight, Sound and Social) 17th March 19.00


Brewhouse Box Office 01283 508100

 Brewhouse online booking portal CLICK HERE

Thanks to Nathan Gallagher for the info.


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