Travelling Theatre Coming to Burton

Travelling Theatre Coming to Burton

c0cbfe9c5fa10ad439b560be870fd34f.pngState-of-the-art travelling theatre the 'Roundabout' is coming to Burton this Autumn! East Staffordshire Borough Council and the Brewhouse Arts Centre has announced the exciting schedule of events this September, as part of the ongoing Stay Local campaign which is aimed at helping the local area recover from the Coronavirus pandemic.

The ‘Roundabout’ is a ‘pop up’ theatre with LED lighting and surround sound. It will host a jam packed programme of live theatre, music and comedy, as well as family shows and workshops for young people between Thursday 23rd and Sunday 26th September; located at Bargates, next to the Meadowside Leisure Centre in Burton.

All performances are available to book online for just £5 for adults and £2.50 for children. For full details of all the events and to book tickets online, visit,

Read on to find out what's in store, or head to our What's On section for individual listings.

Roundabout Theatre: a Pop-up Travelling Theatrical Extravaganza
Thursday 23rd-Sunday 26th September

We’re excited to bring the Roundabout, a touring, flat pack 168-seater theatre to Burton-upon-Trent this Autumn. Roundabout is a completely self-contained theatre with state-of-the-art LED lighting and surround sound and is coming to Burton’s Bargates site (next to Meadowside Leisure Centre) between the 23rd & 26th of September for a jam-packed programme of live theatre, workshops and comedy. Specific show details can be found below.

Black Love
Thursday 58f6e105ed5a05f2b12078b6b84b678c.png23rd 7pm, Saturday 25th 3.30pm & Sunday 26th September 5.30pm
Meet Aurora and Orion: Sister and Brother. They look after each other in their small London flat, filled with the memories of their parents’ Black Love. When that love is threatened, they have to find their way back to each other and to what it means to love whilst being Black. Using real-life stories, imagined worlds and new songs inspired by an R&B heritage, they begin a  journey to confront their own worst fears. BLACK LOVE is an explosion of form-busting storytelling, an ode to Black music, and those real stories we rarely hear.
More details and online booking

Just the Tonic Comedy Club
Thursday 23rd September 9pm
Just the Tonic Comedy Club comes to Burton-on-Trent, with four of the finest acts on the circuit. Described as the best comedy club in the country by Jonny Vegas, be sure not to miss this laughter packed evening in the Rounabout Theatre. Acts include, Daliso Chaponda - finalist in Britian’s Got Talent, Jonny Awsum - madcap music and mayhem. Headliner at most UK comedy clubs, Simon Wozniak - one of the finest of the new breed and Tom Wrigglesworth - regularly heard on Radio 4.
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Really Big & Really Loud
Friday 24th 11am, Saturday 25th 11am & Sunday 26th September 11am
This is a story. Charli’s story. It’s about losing your voice and going on a big adventure to find it again. It features a rageful rhino, 5105337682849d59457b2e88cbc7a67c.pnga very helpful fly called Stephen and some really good songs about chips. A show for all the family from award-winning playwright Phoebe Eclair-Powell.
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Matt Pang, Pang On!
Friday 24th September 4.30pm
Pang On! is a highly interactive one-man variety extravaganza, with an eclectic mix of fancy feats and top tricks, also starring one of Matt’s very own special contraptions.
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Friday 24th 7pm & Sunday 26th September 2pm
Lori is a professional chef. Bex waits tables to make ends meet. One night together in a walk-in fridge and the rest is history. Lori has big plans, but Bex is struggling. If we are what we eat, then Bex is in real trouble. It's not her fault though - the system is rigged. No-one on minimum wage and zero hours has the headspace to make their own yoghurt. HUNGRY is a new play about food, love, class and grief in a world where there's little left to savour.
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Will Jackson - Yours Sincerely
Friday 24th September 9pm
Will Jackson has accidentally stolen 300-second class stamps from the post office. But he’s making them count. He’s going to write letters. From reconnecting with old friends and ex-boyfriends to run-ins with the marketing department at John Lewis, stamp collecting has never been so sexy… Will Jackson is a Theatre Maker and Comedian. He is a Birmingham REP Foundry Artist, a BBC Arts New Creative and 7eff1557701feb706d6531508cbc5fd0.pngone of this year’s six emerging writers at the Bush Theatre.
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Comedy Club for Kids
Saturday 25th September 1.30pm
Like the name says it’s a Comedy Club 4 Kids! Cracking entertainment for everyone over six years old and unde r 400 years old (no vampires ). Experience the best comedians from the UK and world circuit doing what they do best... but without the rude bits! Since 2005, the Comedy Club 4 Kids has been getting the best stand - ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience of children and their families... but without the rude bits!
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May Queen
Saturday 25th September 7pm
May Day in Coventry, 2022. Sixteen-year-old Leigh has been chosen as May Queen. She’s buzzin, as is the rest of the city. The cider is flowing and St George’s flag is flying – but during the day’s festivities something happens. Something disturbing but maybe… unsurprising. As the year moves on in the City of Peace and Reconciliation, Leigh must face up to the events of that hot May Day, and dig deep within herself to ask – how did she get here? And how does she get out?
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Dan Walsh
Saturday 25th September 9pm
Describing what Dan does is no easy task but at the heart of it is British, Irish and American folk music delivered with a healthy dose of funky 35461be200f5222dccc86ca3c2ad5fc4.jpggrooves – all performed with his unique and dazzling take on clawhammer style banjo helping to challenge all preconceptions about the instrument. Add to all that poignant songs, astonishing musical departures and lively humour and the result is a truly memorable live show.
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