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Ladies and Gentlemen, you are about to see a story of murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery – all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts.

We are absolutely thrilled to present the iconic musical CHICAGO and invite you to join our wonderful adult company as we enter the world of Jazz and liquor in the 1920’s with jazz slayer Roxie, her cellblock rival Velma and smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn.


We are extremely excited to announce that Cabaret Theatre Company’s next production will be the all-time favourite Annie!

Auditions will be held Summer 2019.

More details will follow nearer the time!


Cabaret Theatre Company returned to the Brewhouse this November with the family favourite Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat! The biblical epic was brought to life as Joseph and his brothers journeyed through Egypt. With a crash of drums and a flash of light, the show was an explosion of red and yellow and green and brown and scarlet …

Shine Like The Sun

Thank you to everyone that joined our talented Burton students at The Brewhouse in March for a fabulous journey into the world of Musical Theatre! The nicest kids in town had a great time as they tapped their troubles away, put on a happy face and of course shone like the sun!

Robin Hood

Sophie danced in Pantomime over Christmas 2017 in Robin Hood at Loughborough Town Hall. The production won many five star reviews for Little Wolf Entertainment.

Peter Pan

T’yanna and Freya performed in Peter Pan at Derby Theatre over Christmas 2017. Both girls have appeared in several winter productions for director Sarah Brigham, and it’s a testament to their professionalism that they keep getting invited back!

Shine Like The Sun

Congratulations to everyone on a fabulous show at Landau Forte Derby this December. Our show was full of wonderful musical theatre performances including ‘Me & My Girl’, ‘Mary Poppins’ and songs from Dolly Parton’s new musical ‘9 to 5’. Our cast played to an almost sold-out audience over 2 nights, they really did Shine Like The Sun!


Congratulations to our fabulous Barnum cast – you were all amazing and the show was a huge success. We had a fantstic weekend at the Brewhouse and would like to thank everyone who came to watch and support our Theatre Company. We hope you enjoyed your time in the circus!

“Cabaret Theatre Company’s Barnum had it all. Great song and dance routines, circus skills and an first-class cast where every single person on the stage shone” – Burton Mail, read full review

Joseph Summer School

Monday 7 August – Saturday 12 August

This year our theme was Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat! 33 students spent a week with us and put on a mini musical full of wonderful songs and energetic dance routines, including an Egyptian Pharoah singing like Elvis!

We had a brilliant week. Everyone worked really hard but we also had a lot of fun with drama games every day and some cheerleading too!

We can’t wait to do it all again next year…..

BADAC Bursary 2017

Congratulations to Elena, Keely, and Holly who have been awarded BADAC Bursaries this year. At the audition Elena performed her Modern solo which was choreographed by former BADAC Bursary recipient and ex-Cabaret student Josie!


We are thrilled to announce that Cabaret pupil Emily-May will be playing the role of orphan Kate in the musical Annie in London this year. The show stars Miranda Hart as Miss Hannigan and marks Emily-May’s second West End show following her performance as Matilda last year. Congratulations!


Seven Cabaret pupils successfully auditioned to be in the professional production of ‘Joseph’ at Nottingham Theatre Royal in April. The show starred X Factor winner Joe McElderry.

The girls were part of the children’s choir and were on stage for the entire show, singing nearly every song including the well known tunes ‘Any Dream Will Do’ and ‘Close Every Door To Me’.

This was the fourth professional production of Joseph that has featured Cabaret pupils and it was a great experience for them all!

IDTA Theatre Dance Awards 2018

Congratulations to Ashleigh, Keely and Kaitlin who were all nominated for the IDTA Theatre Dance Awards following their excellent performances in their Intermediate Modern exam.

Alice In Wonderland

T’yanna successfully auditioned for a part in the Derby Theatre production of Alice In Wonderland this December. It’s the third year running she has performed in their Christmas production, which is a great achievement.  She played the part of ‘small Alice’. Well done!

Alice In Wonderland
Alice In Wonderland

Little Shop Of Horrors

Congratuations to our cast on performing 3 brilliant shows in November, and a huge thank you to everyone that supported our Theatre Company by coming to see our show!


“a colourful and enjoyable romp with some great vocal work from the talented young cast” – Burton Mail

“The hard work of all the students and staff is noticeable in this professional, energetic and enjoyable production” – Love Midlands Theatreread full review

“The entire cast gave their all, filled with energy, enthusiasm and most of all the ‘fun factor’ – Playhouse Musings

“plenty of vocal talent on show from the young cast” – BADACread full review


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Little Shop Of Horrors Workshop

During Autumn Half Term 2016 we ran a workshop day based on Little Shop of Horrors. Forty students spent the day at the studio learning routines form the show and making their own Audrey 2 sock puppets! We had a great time and everyone worked really hard to put on an excellent performance at the end of the day!

Little Shop Of Horrors Workshop

BBC’s Classroom Heroes

T’yanna was a member of the Derby Theatre choir who sang alongside West End star Hugh Maynard on the BBC 2 Classroom Heroes programme in October 2016. He was paying tribute to his former head teacher and sang ‘Something Inside So Strong’

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