At the Brewhouse in March 2024

School of Rock

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s awarding-winning smash hit musical premiered on Broadway in 2015 and has now come 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

Box Office: 01283 508100


Cabaret Theatre Company

“the future of Musical Theatre in Burton is in very safe hands”

Downstage Centre


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…


Leading the cast in the title role, Harry Whetton was, as ever, the consummate professional. He continues to blossom as an actor and a singer and I see great things for him in the future. He was joined by a first-class cast of talented young actors including the incredible Lilly Price as the Narrator whose voice is simply sublime.

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


“Barnum is a clever musical with flicks and tricks and it takes a strong cast to make it work. Cabaret Theatre Company did just that at Burton’s Brewhouse Arts Theatre.

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

“The show was fun and entertaining from beginning to end, leaving the audiences on a high and wanting more.

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

Spelling Bee

“Once again the Cabaret Theatre Company has come up with a cracking show for their Burton audience. The cast manage to make the singing and dancing look both slick and easy and the acting is faultless.

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”


Dear Edwina

“This company delivered a fantastic ensemble performance full of pace, polish and professionalism.

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”

Downstage Centre

Dear Edwina

“The cast of 20 youngsters showed great poise and professionalism, not to mention style and pizzazz as they took us through the show.

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

Sally Everson FIDTA

Principal, Producer

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.

Chris Moss

Chris Moss

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.

Charlotte Daniel

Charlotte Daniel

Musical Director

Charlotte is a piano, singing, flute and music theory teacher with a Masters degree in Music from the University of Nottingham.

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).

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