As we approach our 100th production - here's news about that and more from our members and patrons.
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Wedding day celebrations for our 100th show

Edith and Harold Ollerenshawe have pleasure in inviting you to the wedding of their only daughter Deirdre to Mark, son of Muriel and Ronald Greenhalgh, at The Brewhouse Arts Centre, Union Street, Burton-on-Trent.

We hope you'll be there to join the preparations, the celebrations and the aftermath of the wedding of the year as we present the Mike Harding comedy Fur Coat and No Knickers.

Fur Coat No Knickers ticketsYou may have read in last month's newsletter that this play has special significance for us - because it was the first play we performed at The Brewhouse Arts Centre back in March 1991. Until then we had been performing in the old Little Theatre in Guild Street.

We started life as the students' repertory group of the former Burton School of Speech and Drama, but when that closed in 1984 we struck out on our own as an independent amateur performing arts company. This June's show marks our 100th production since we became independent.

Mike Mear and Leon Ratcliffe appeared in the 1991 version as Kevin Ollerenshawe (brother of the bride) and Mark Greenhalgh (the bridegroom) respectively. In 2015 they are playing Nip (the bride's grandfather) and Ron (the bridegroom's father).

Caitlin Pritchard plays Deirdre the bride, and her mum Elaine plays her stage mum Edith. It's a practice run for them as Caitlin announced her engagement to fellow LTC member Alex Gill earlier this year.

Tickets are selling well for the show, so don't miss out. We've had some great publicity from the website Downstage Centre and the Burton Mail's Mail Remembers section.

You can book tickets online - no booking fee - at or you can ring the box office on 01283-508100 or call in to the arts centre in person.

Burton mail covers Fuir Coat and No Knickers

More LTC wedding bells ring

Congratulations Tim and Olivia

We are also delighted to announce that life is imitating art - as Tim Robinson, who plays bridegroom Mark Greenhalgh in Fur Coat and No Knickers, has proposed to his girlfriend Olivia Farthing.

The couple met through Little Theatre Company and Olivia has appeared in a number of youth and adult company productions including Beauty and the Beast and Once a Catholic.

Tim has also been a regular on stage with us for many years in youth and adult shows including Les Miserables (School Edition), The History Boys and Brassed Off.

We send the happy couple all our love and congratulations - and hope that Tim's stag do isn't as eventful as the one Mark endures!

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Patrons' evening

September dates for exclusive entertainment

As a thank you to our valued private and corporate patrons they are the only people invited to our special bi-annual patrons' nights of entertainment - and their tickets are free.

This year, patrons' evenings are being held on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 1 and 2. Patrons will be contacted shortly and invited to apply for their free tickets for the evening of their choice.

If you are interested in becoming a patron, you will find details on our website. It is a £10 a year donation to be a private patron and £25 a year to be a corporate patron - a special scheme for local businesses.

Ellie's Dusty faces the press

June 3 is press night for West End musical

Dusty the MusicalAs this newsletter was being written, Ellie Ann Lowe was preparing for the press night of the new musical Dusty at London's Charing Cross Theatre in which she plays Mary O'Brien, the girl who became 1960s singing sensation Dusty Springfield.

Tickets are now on sale for a 13-week run with booking to 22 August 2015. It's an exciting 3-D multi-media show and previews have been going down a storm with audiences. 

Ellie appeared with LTC Youth in Summer Holiday, Les Miserables and Beauty and the Beast before leaving Burton to study at the Guildford School of Acting.

Tyres and car safety night

Free car care advice from Elmbridge Tyre Services

Corporate Patron Elmbridge Tyres Services of Swadlincote, is holding a free car safety night this month.

All are welcome to find out more about staying safe on the roads. Details below.

Jackie completes 100km

Success in the Women v Cancer Ride the Night challenge

Jackie Pearson on Just Giving

Our costume co-ordinator, Jackie Pearson, successfully completed a 100km cycle ride around the streets of London at night at the end of May to raise funds for cancer charities.

We are very proud of her, because she was a complete cycling novice until she started training for this event. You can still contribute to her Just Giving page here.


Wil jazzes it up

Wil Pearson to play in jazz festival

Wil Pearson Jazz FestivalMeanwhile, Jackie's son Wil Pearson has been booked to play at the Burton Real Ale and Jazz Festival 2015 at the National Brewery Centre on Saturday July 18.

When he's not on stage with Little Theatre Company, Wil has been busy carving out a career as a vocalist and pianist with a number of gigs at corporate and private events in and around Burton.

You can follow Wil's career at his Facebook page and more details about the Real Ale and Jazz Festival are available here.

Mug Tug 2 opens 

Mercia Marina is the home of new 'sister ship'

Entrepreneur and LTC Corporate patron Lesley Mason, has been running The Mug Tug at Barton Marina for four years. Visitors of all ages can step on board a canal boat and created personalised ceramics and other gifts.

She's now opened a second canal boat at Mercia Marina in Willington.

You can follow the Mug Tug success story on The Mug Tug Facebook Page


We're on Google+

New social media account for Little Theatre Company

We love hearing from our members, patrons and fans of local theatre between our newsletters so please do stay in touch with us using any of our accounts linked through the icons below. 

Our latest social media account has just gone live on Google+, so if you use it, please add us to your circles and maybe give our posts a '+1' or a share.

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