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22

Feb

Reviews for Cinderella

Well - we're approaching the half-way point of show week... and its going rather well! Audiences are loving the traditional family pantomime being served up by our seasoned team! The Burton Mail and NODA reviewed our opening night - you can read the Burton Mail review here. You can still get ... (click to read more)

6

Feb

BOTH Matinees - SOLD OUT

We (sort of) regret to say that the Saturday and Thursday Matinee performances of Cinderella is now SOLD OUT!. (Well - there a few individual seats left - so if you really fancy making it a sell out - call the box office!). Don't forget - our Wednesday evening performance ... (click to read more)

12

Jan

Tickets selling fast for Cinderella

With promotion in full swing for Cinderella - tickets are selling fast and some performances are nearing capacity. So our advice - if you want to be sure of getting great seats for you and your family over February Half Term - at this must-see Family Panto - book your ... (click to read more)

19

Nov

Cinderella cleans up at the Christmas Lights Switch on

With Burton switching its Christmas lights on this last weekend (Sunday November 20th) - it was the ideal time for Cinderella to head into town and escape her evil step mother and the Ugly sisters. But they caught up with her - and soon put her to work! Fortunately they did ... (click to read more)

1

Oct

Cinderella cast announced

The cast of Cinderella has been announced - you can view information here. Don't forget - tickets are on sale now - so if you want to guarantee great seats - best book early here. ... (click to read more)

2

Sep

It's here - Audition weekend

It's finally here... After the produciton team have put weeks of planning in - reading scripts, selecting music - choosing audition pieces - and two read-throughs... we're ready. It's audition weekend! Good luck to everyone auditioning for a dancing or principal part in Cinderella. Auditions take place from 1pm ... (click to read more)

23

Aug

Catching up with Jack

As BASE begin their journey towards staging that firm family favourite - Cinderella in 2018, we got together in late August for the World Premiere of our 2017 panto on DVD. Cast members from Jack and the Beanstalk - and some new members who are joining for Cinderella gathered at ... (click to read more)

21

Aug

Award Winning Panto

Sleeping Beauty - our panto from 2016 has won the group its second Award: "Best Panto" At a recent sign-through at the Brewhouse we had a surprise visit from NODA to present Jodie Swann, one of the Directors of Sleeping Beauty, with our certificate. This is the second such award for ... (click to read more)

27

Apr

Cinderella is on her way

Cinderella is well on her way to the ball... the production team have started in earnest with our Directors Jodie Swann and Martin Goodall already having met and planned a good deal of the show. The music team have also met and selected most of the songs that will feature ... (click to read more)

15

Mar

Are you 18-25 and looking to progress into a professional Acting career?

A group of theatre partners in the North of England; Hull Truck Theatre, Derby Theatre and Live Theatre (Newcastle), with support from Hull UK City of Culture 2017, has created a pilot project to provide a group of young people with the vocational training to help them to develop ... (click to read more)

12

Feb

Good Moos - Jack is on the way

This February half term Burton audiences are once again going to be transported to the magical land of pantomime. This year sees us in the village of Old Windy Bottom where the villagers live in fear of the Giant Buster Gut Bucket. Even King Hubert and Queen Hyacinth are ... (click to read more)

1

Feb

BADAC Arts Bursary for Young People

BADAC are please to invite applications from young People for our annual Arts Bursary scheme. Downloadable application forms and guidelines are available on our website http://badac.org.uk/?page_id=81 If you're a young person involved in music, drama, dance or fine art and think you would benefit from the scheme - click on the link ... (click to read more)

20

Nov

Christmas lights switch on 2016

Dame Dottie, Jack and the beautiful Princess Primrose descended on Burton today for the Christmas Lights switch on. Eagerly attended by an army of BASE helpers we launched our 2017 panto to the public - Jack and the Beanstalk. (Click here for full information). Even Buttermilk made an appearance - ... (click to read more)

31

Jul

Have you heard? 2017 panto started today!

Today (Sunday 31st July) saw the start of our 2017 panto - Jack and the Beanstalk. Actually, the production team started back in April with music meetings and other production planning! But today was the first time we all got together as a group, started collecting scripts and started thinking ... (click to read more)

8

May

BASE Girls in the Pretty Muddy Run for Cancer Research UK

Today saw 9 of BASE's best complete the Pretty Muddy Run for Cancer Research UK. All the team have been training for this 5k race with obstacles of the muddy variety. Today saw those efforts pay off as they - along with thousands of other people from the region ... (click to read more)

17

Feb

As featured on BBC Radio 2

This morning King Norbert was up early and texting the Chris Evans Breakfast Show from the palace kitchen. Here's the result..... If your browser does not support audio playback, download the file here: MP3 ... (click to read more)

17

Feb

And the first review is in....

After an absolutely belting opening night - our first review is in! Available to read on the BADAC website here... Its fair to say that the reviewer from BADAC (and Downstage Centre) loved the show. The audience participation was brilliant, and our cast did a fantastic job with Ben Crocker's ... (click to read more)

15

Feb

Dress Rehearsal tonight

Still a few tickets left for the week! With the dress rehearsal now upon us... the cast, crew and members of BASE are all looking forward to spending their week in Woollycombe - the land of sheep and spinning wheels. What can possibly go wrong? Come to the Brewhouse this week to ... (click to read more)

11

Feb

As featured in Sardines magazine (well, almost!)

We always enjoy reading Sardines magazine (www.sardinesmagazine.co.uk) - and every year they do a Panto Special. Usually to showcase the pantos that have just run in the season. Of course, ours runs a little later (Staffordshire Half Term week - NEXT week if you haven't already got your tickets!) ... (click to read more)

4

Feb

Saturday Matinee - virtually sold out!

With under 2 weeks to go, we're proud to say that our Saturday matinee performance of Sleeping Beauty has all but sold out. There are still a few individual tickets left - and the odd pair - but we can no longer accept reservations through our website. If you want ... (click to read more)

5

Jan

Sleeping Beauty - snooze you lose!

With tickets selling fast - don't get caught napping if you're wanting to see Sleeping Beauty at the Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton - this February half term. A great fun-filled pantomime for all of the family. Click here to read more about the show. If you want something to look forward ... (click to read more)

23

Nov

Christmas Lights switch on

Sunday 22nd November saw the Christmas Lights switched on in Burton - and once again the Council and all the Shopping Centres put on a great afternoon of entertainment and stalls. Special thanks from BASE must go to the Burton Market Hall team who made us so welcome again. We had ... (click to read more)

9

Sep

Sleeping Beauty cast announced

The cast list for our 2016 panto has been announced - and its a real family affair in Woollycombe this year. Princess Aurora, our heroine, is played by Charlotte Holburn - with her father, King Norbert being played by her real-life father, Nick Holburn. Even mum gets in on the ... (click to read more)

25

Aug

Sleeping Beauty is coming...

Sleeping Beauty is coming to Burton - February 2016. The acknowledged experts in pantomime in the town are returning to The Brewhouse in February 2016 with the Ben Crocker pantomime of Sleeping Beauty. There'll be plenty more information on this website in the run up to show week, but in the ... (click to read more)

20

Aug

Sinbad viewing

In what's hoped will become an annual event for BASE - we've started our 2015/16 season (Sleeping Beauty) with a group viewing of this year's show - Sinbad. Every year we have the show videoed for posterity - and members can get a copy of the DVD for their archives ... (click to read more)

1

Jan

News archive from old website

Below is a collection of news stories from our old website... The formatting will be a bit wonky - but you get the idea! Social and AGM dates Look who's coming to town.... BASE put on the BEST pantos - its official Quiz Night information Spot the Difference Winner from Aladdin is announced! Aladdin, ... (click to read more)

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