Andrew Lloyd Webber’s awarding-winning smash hit musical premiered on Broadway in 2015 and is now coming to the Brewhouse for the very first time!
Based on the hilarious hit movie, the story follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school.
There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band – sensationally performed live by our amazing young actors who will raise the roof every night!
At The Brewhouse, Burton On Trent
6 – 9 March 2024
Cabaret Theatre Company
“the future of Musical Theatre in Burton is in very safe hands”
Based in Burton on Trent, Cabaret Theatre Company have been bringing a mix of innovative theatre and family favourites to the Brewhouse stage since 2012.
Formed by Cabaret Theatre School principal Sally Everson and director Daniel David Webber, the theatre company was originally established to provide the senior students and teachers of the school with the opportunity to perform a full musical production each year.
The Company is now running it’s 11th show with some of the most talented performers of all ages in the area. Last this year they returned with the firm favourite “Little Shop of Horrors”, and in March 2024 they are taking on the smash hit comedy musical “School of Rock”.
Reviews for Cabaret Theatre Company…
My absolutely favourite was Those Canaan Days which featured a solo by the gifted Jake Chatburn as Napthali, backed by Joseph’s brothers.
The Show was an absolute triumph and I can’t wait to see what lies in store for the company in 2019“
Derby Telegraph Read full review
Leads Harry Whetton and Autumn Beddoe were outstanding, captivating the audience from the moment they entered the stage. For a pair so young, they led an altogether strong cast with confidence and assurance.
For me, 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
Little Shop Of Horrors
Collectively the main cast all delivered sharp, confident performances and the other cast members complemented them well.
The hard work of all the students and staff at the Cabaret Theatre Company is noticeable in this professional, energetic and enjoyable production”
Love Midlands Theatre Read full review
I was thoroughly entranced by Spelling Bee and thought it was very much an inventive and entertaining piece of theatre that deserved a much wider audience”
The 20-strong cast were clearly doing what they loved, but I’d nominate them for a host of prizes too for singing, dancing and comic timing in this fun-packed musical.
There were positive messages galore in this uplifting show, and I didn’t stop smiling for the whole 70 minutes. I’d say the future of musical theatre in Burton is in very safe hands”
Every single performer lit up the stage with their presence and there was a wonderful sense of camaraderie projected across the footlights.
A stunning debut by the company on the Brewhouse stage that was thoroughly enjoyable and one that has set a very high benchmark for future shows”
Our Previous Productions
The Creative Team
Sally Everson FIDTA
Miss Sally is a Fellow of the International Dance Teachers Association: IDTA
Sally trained as a dancer from the age of five, at the Carole Robison School of Dance in Derby and turned professional at the age of nineteen. She worked as a dancer in cabaret shows in Portugal, Greece and Japan for three years and retired at the age of 22! Miss Sally opened Cabaret Theatre School in Burton in September 1996, and a second branch in Littleover, Derby in 2003. She continues to train and hopes to become an examiner for the IDTA.
Theatre Company Director
Chris is an ex-student of Cabaret Theatre School and now continues his involvement as the Director of our Theatre Company's productions.
Chris is also a circus performer and workshop practitioner. He regularly appears as Messy Moss with ‘Furthest from the Sea, Music Comedy and Arts’ and also worked as our circus skills coach for our Barnum production and Happy Birthday Show in Burton.
She has enjoyed Musical Director roles for shows including ‘Little Shop of Horrors’, ‘Barnum’, ‘Joseph’ (Cabaret Theatre Company), ‘Legally Blonde’, ‘West Side Story’, ‘Phantom of the Opera’ (Derby Youth Musical Theatre), ‘Grease’, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ (Long Eaton Operatic Society), ‘Crazy for You’ (Erewash Musical Society) and ‘The Addams Family Musical’ (Heanor Musical Theatre Company).