The Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre Whats On September
PUBLISHED: 12:18 19 July 2010 | UPDATED: 17:33 20 February 2013
Whats On Listing from Somerset's Brewhouse Theatre for the month of September
The Green Room
From Wed 1 Sep
From September our main restaurant space will be presenting a rolling programme of exhibitions by Somersets most exciting contemporary visual arts practitioners. Expect to see shows by painters, textile artists, photographers etc. This is a Reveal Somerset programme.
Autumn and Winter at The Brewhouse Theatre
The Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre in Taunton is delighted to announce its Autumn Winter Season, which opens for general booking on 13 July. Director Robert Miles says Our Autumn Winter season offers our most eclectic and exciting line up of arts and entertainment in my five years as Director.
General booking for the Autumn Winter Season opens on Tuesday 13 July. For more information or to book tickets telephone the Box Office on 01823 283244 or visit www.thebrewhouse.net.
Monthly Artists Dialogue Sessions
First Wed of every month from 1 Sep
As part of the Reveal strategy these sessions aim to provide a platform for artists who would like to meet other artists, spark ideas and critically discuss work. It is open to all and is an artist-led facility, so the content of these sessions will be shaped by the participants needs. An engaging space plus free tea and coffee is provided.
Sounds Of Simon: A Tribute To Simon And Garfunkel
Sat 4 Sep 7.45pm
A full band show that takes in the entire range of Simon and Garfunkels career, including favourite songs Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover, Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes and older numbers like Homeward Bound and Cecilia. There are tunes a plenty from Simons solo career and some surprise solo Garfunkel numbers too.
The Armstrong And Miller Show
Mon 20 Wed 22 Sep 8pm
Following the success of BBC Ones BAFTA Winner Armstrong And Miller Show, Ben Miller and Alexander Armstrong are hitting the road. With their usual mix of the beautifully observed and the utterly barmy, they will perform a parade of characters including street-talking WWII chav pilots, brabbins and Fyffe, and a selection of the filthy alter-egos of Flanders and Swann. Be one of the first to see this brand new show as it previews at The Brewhouse.
Burn My Heart
Thurs 23 Sep 7.45pm
A 12.50 B 10 C 7.50
60+ 1 off / Conc. 2 off / Schools 7.50
Post show discussion
Set during the Mau Mau uprising in 1950s Kenya and the ensuing bloody state of emergency, two boys lives are changed forever as their friendship and loyalty are blown apart by fear and betrayal. Drawing on African music and movement styles, combined with a powerful mix of text and physical storytelling theatre, Burn My Heart is a fast-paced, devastating, and highly relevant story, not to be missed. Based on the novel by award winning author Beverley Naidoo and adapted by Rina Vergano.
Poetry Readings With Fire River Poets
Thurs 2 Sep 8pm
Evenings of poetry each with a distinguished guest poet who will read from their most recent work. There will be an open mic session for which slots must be booked in advance through Fire River Poets. These events are relaxed, informal evenings offering a variety of styles and forms (firstname.lastname@example.org, 01823 252486).
In The Box
Sat 25 Sep 7.45pm
A 18.50 B 16.50 C 14.50
With the stars of BBC Radios Test Match Special. Ralph Dellor hosts this hilarious and memorable evening with Test Match Special commentators and cricketing legends including former England captains, Mike Gatting, ex-New Zealand skipper, Jeremy Coney and the current chairman of selectors, Geoff Miller, as they recall their favourite anecdotes from life in the box.
Sponsored by Somerset County Cricket Club.
Every Fri 10am 11.30am from 3 Sep (excl. 24 & 31 Dec)
Free weekly events in The Brewhouse Caf Bar for toddlers, babies, parents and carers. Friendly and interactive sessions for little people led by local artists with experience of engaging with all ages that aim to stimulate imaginations through creative play.
Sun 26 Sep 8pm
Preshow followed by finale performance at 8.30pm
Somerset County Cricket Club
Full 10 60+ 10 Conc. 5
Family ticket (4 people, max 2 adults) 25
Following the phenomenal success of Tabu and ImMortal, The Brewhouse are delighted to welcome the UKs leading contemporary circus Nofit State back to Taunton.
Treat the family to a thrilling evening of circus spectacle. Physical fireworks and acrobatics combined with jaw dropping skills and visual poetry as a large cast of professional circus artists and local performers dive, jive, swing and fly to the inspirational music of NoFit State Circus live orchestra.
NoFit State is the circus everyone wants to join! Now with Parklife you can! Taking up a residency in Taunton before the show NoFit State Circus ditches the big top, rips up the rulebook and invites you to get involved. With a spectacular aerial circus playground and programme of taster sessions, rehearsals and workshops, they will be working with local artists and community groups to develop new routines. From music jams to bicycle ballets and displays of extreme sports everything is on show and up for grabs.
For details of workshops and open rehearsals visit www.thebrewhouse.net or www.nofitstate.org.
Buddy Holly And The Cricketers
Fri 24 Sep 7.45pm
A 16.50 B 15 C 13.50
The longest running and greatest Buddy Holly show on earth. This breathtaking show from Buddy and the boys has delighted audiences across the globe for seventeen sensational years. It is guaranteed to have everyone singing and dancing in the aisles to the timeless hits Thatll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, It Doesnt Matter Anymore, Raining In My Heart, Oh Boy! and many more. Whatever the season, whatever the excuse to party, make your heartbeat a little faster with the show that has thousands of fans the world over saying: I cant believe its not Buddy!
Greek Tales Old And New
Fri 24 Sep 7.30pm
Full 8 60+ 8 Conc. 6
From Orpheus and Eurydice to The Girl Who Went to War and more, Fire Springs storytellers Kirsty Hartsiotis and Anthony Nanson tell ancient myths and modern folktales from Greece, exploring the resonances that ring across the centuries and drawing upon anecdotes of their own travels through the mythscape of that country.
Contemporary Dance Classes
Urban Youth Dance
Every Mon 4.45pm 6pm 6 Sep 29 Nov (excl. 25 Oct)
60 per term
(School Years 4 9)
Explore a range of urban dance styles including street dance, hip hop, break dancing and physical theatre, and work towards a performance.
Learn some new funky dance moves in a supportive and friendly environment
Every Mon 6.15pm 7.45pm 6 Sep 29 Nov (excl. 25 Oct)
35 for the course (7 weeks) 5.50 per class
A funky, fun and challenging class that is designed to improve fitness, flexibility coordination and technique. Sessions incorporate a range of street dance styles from hip hop to break dancing.
Explore a range of urban dance styles including street dance, hip hop, break dancing and physical theatre
Beginners Street Dance
Every Mon 7.45pm 8.45pm 6 Sep 29 Nov (excl. 25 Oct)
35 for the course (7 weeks) 5.50 per class
Learn some new funky dance moves in a supportive and friendly environment. Sessions aim to push aerobic fitness and incorporate a range of basic dance styles.
Artists At Work
Sat 11 Sep Sat 9 Oct
Somerset Art Weeks 2010
Gallery and Caf Bar
This year hundreds of artists across Somerset open their studio doors as part of Somerset Art Weeks 2010. This exhibition explores the processes artists and craftspeople use to produce work. Kate Noble has been commissioned as a recent graduate artist, with Mark Parry and Bronwen Bradshaw, receiving funding to develop new works specifically using film and digital media. This exhibition is a partnership between Somerset Art Works, The Brewhouse and Reveal. The Open Studios Event runs from 18 September until 3 October.
Live N Up @ Brew Crew
Sat 25 Sep 8pm
Your chance to see some of the best young up-and-coming bands in the South West performing live, visit www.myspace.com/livenuptour for more information.
Youth Theatre First Act
(School Years 4 6)
Every Sat 9.45am 11.15am 11 Sep 27 Nov (excl. 23 & 31 Oct)
60 per term
In these fun, creative learning sessions you will use theatre games to build self-confidence, develop skills and make great friends. Each term will explore a specific theme and will lead towards a showcase performed to your family in The Brewhouse Studio.
In these fun, creative learning sessions you will use theatre games to build self-confidence, develop skills and make great friends
Youth Theatre Second Act
(School Years 7 9)
Every Sat 11.30am 1.30pm 11 Sep 27 Nov (excl. 23 & 31 Oct)
65 per term
Have you a passion for theatre? Want to act, direct, or just be part of something truly inspiring? Then this group is for you. Throughout the year you will learn all about performance by developing theatre skills through games and creative workshops.
Have you a passion for theatre? Want to act, direct, or just be part of something truly inspiring?
Youth Theatre- Encore!
Every Tues 7pm 9pm 14 Sep 23 Nov (excl. 26 Oct)
65 per term
(School Years 10 13)
These sessions, run in association with Somerset College, are a chance to make full use of The Brewhouses professional resources, offering fun and stimulating training that will explore different aspects of performance, from voice and character techniques, to scripted work, physical theatre and devising performance. These workshops will lead to a main house performance after Easter and a college certification.
Thurs 30 Sep 7.45pm
Full 12 60+ 12 Conc. 2 off
Since graduating from Birmingham Conservatoire in summer 2003, Jim Moray is described as the most significant development in folk music in the last 30 years, causing a revolution in the folk world with a series of award-winning albums. He is a singer and multi-instrumentalist who creates startlingly contemporary recordings of Englands most traditional songs.
John Hegley: The Adventures Of Monsieur Robinet
Wed 29 Sep 7.45pm
A 15 B 12.50 C 10
60+ 1 off / Conc. 2 off
Poet and singer John Hegley tells an eclectic medley of tales about a French man with some unusual (but clean) habits, including burying his dogs kennel and his own luggage. Other stories include an address to aliens on the subject of transport, a poem about a non-talking parrot and some animal impersonations with the aid of a handkerchief. The audience are invited to sing along. But not to dance. Much.