Cllr John Williams: Brewhouse Theatre closure a 'tremendous loss' for Taunton
By abbiewhouse | Thursday, February 21, 2013, 18:45
Since the curtain fell at the Brewhouse Theatre’s final performance last night, fingers of blame have been pointed at funding cuts by Somerset County Council and Taunton Deane Borough Council.
Staff and supporters outside the Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton
Earlier this afternoon, Taunton Deane council leader John Williams took to the airwaves to assure the people of Taunton that they did what they could for the community theatre.
He told Apple FM presenter, Jason Freeman: “Firstly it is extremely sad news and it is a tremendous loss to the art and leisure culture of Taunton, Somerset and much wider.
“I really feel for the amateur groups that are going to be affected by this
“The council did work very hard to try and come to some agreement but unfortunately we just did not have a deep enough pocket to sustain it.
“As we have always supported the Brewhouse we will consider, subject to members agreeing, continuing that support in some way or other.”
Listen to the full audio interview with Cllr Williams below.