Brewhouse Events May 2015

Brewhouse Performances May 2015

Literature Talk & Film

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 – 12:00

Price: £6:00 Plus Discount Lunch12:00pm

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Join Dr Jane Mackay for the first of this season’s 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.

In view of the recent controversy about Lee’s ‘new’ book, now is the perfect time to review what was thought to be her only novel. This classic work deals with racism in a way that is even more relevant today than it was in the days before Martin Luther King.

Open Mic Night – with Sound Stage Project

Friday, May 8, 2015 – 19:00

Price: £1:00 Time: 7:00pm

More impressive local talent come to the Brewhouse. 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, come along and enjoy this famous evening. 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.

Mellow Dramatics present: Bad Girls

Tuesday, May 12 – Sat 16 2015 – 19:30

Price: £12, Tues/Sat Mat are £10

Time: 19:30, 14:30 matinee on Saturday

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Bad Girls is a fresh, funny and original British musical, based on characters from the award winning and hugely popular television drama.

Set in the fictional HMP Larkhall, it’s the story of new idealistic Wing Governor Helen Stewart and her battles with the entrenched old guard of Officer Jim Fenner and his sidekick Sylvia Hollamby. It also follows the love story that develops between Helen and charismatic inmate Nikki Wade. Other featured characters include Shell Dockley and her runner Denny Blood, old-timer Noreen Biggs, The Two Julies and the ultimate Top Dog, King-of-Gangland’s missus, Yvonne Atkins.

A tragic death on the wing – in which Jim Fenner is implicated – leads to an angry protest from the women and forces Helen and Nikki to their opposite sides of the bars. But when it’s clear that Helen stands to lose her job over Jim Fenner’s misdeeds, the race is on for the women to nail Jim once and for all.

£12 tickets £10 Saturday Matinee & Tuesday Evening tickets


Friday, May 22, 2015 – 19:30

Price: £12.00/£10.00/£8.00

Time: 7.30pm

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Josephine is putting on a play – Boris and Sistahl help. It’s about anorexia, but don’t let that put you off. Unflinchingly they confront big issues (and extremely tiny ones) and today they will tackle a particularly thin elephant in the room.

Obsession, addiction and not wanting to get out of bed… an extraordinary play with songs.

“One of the best shows I’ve ever seen at the Edinburgh Festival… so moving but also soooo funny. Strongly recommended.” Simon Hollingworth, Brewhouse Creative Programmer

Prices £12.00 Concessions £10.00 Student £8.00


Saturday, May 23, 2015 – 19:30

Price: £12.00/£10.00

Time: 7.30pm

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This award-winning Modern Blues power trio are fast becoming one of the must see Blues/Rock acts on the UK circuit today! Known for their high energy shows and featuring three top musicians including both an award winning guitarist and drummer, this is a concert not to be missed! (link is external)

£12.00 £10.00 Concessions

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 – 19:30

Price: £10 £8 £6 see above


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Infatuated by the exquisite portrait that Basil Hallward has painted of him. He makes a Faustian pact that he will remain forever young while the picture grows old. European Arts were recently endorsed by Stephen Fry who came to see their previous show ‘The Trials of Oscar Wilde’ and this production has been adapted by Wilde’s own grandson Merlin Holland and John O’Connor from the company.

Tickets £10.00 Concessions £8.00 Students £6.00

Susan Calman – ‘Lady Like’

Thursday, May 28, 2015 – 20:00

Price: £14.00 or £12.00

Time: 8.00pm

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Award-winning comedian Susan Calman is embarking on her first ever UK tour.

If you’ve seen her before, ‘Lady Like’ will be a reassuring couple of hours spent with the woman her neighbours call “the mad cat lady”. If you don’t know who she is, ‘Lady Like’ will, at the very least, make you feel better about your own life. A show about being older, wiser and liking yourself whatever anyone might say.

Comedy from Calman, as seen and heard on The News Quiz, Calman is Convicted (Best Radio Comedy 2013 – Writers Guild Award), QI, HIGNFY, Fresh Meat and Would I Lie To You.

Burton Operatic Society: Bop in the Bar

Friday, May 29, 2015 – 19:30

Price: £7.50

Time: 7.30pm

Burton Operatic Society (soon to be Burton Musical Theatre Company) performing songs from Musical Theatre in a relaxed environment in the Brewhouse Bar. Ensembles, Solos, Duets, Full Company Numbers for your entertainment and enjoyment.

The Madhouse Presents: Paul Liddle

Saturday, May 30, 2015 – 20:00

Price: £10 advance £12 on door

Time: 8:00pm

Paul’s show is something very unique! His songs often start off with just him and his guitar, but by the end he is surrounded with lots of

and instruments as he builds songs in front of your eyes in a stunning unique style…ONE MAN FULL BAND!! (link is external) other voices


In the Gallery…

THE BREWHOUSE OPEN 23rd April – 6th June

Organised by The Brewhouse and Burton and District Arts Council (BADAC).

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

 Thanks to Nathan Gallagher for the info.

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