Taunton's Brewhouse Theatre to close after tonight's Jane Eyre production

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By abbie_taunton | Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 18:07

Taunton's beloved Brewhouse Theatre is due to close after tonight's performance, it has been revealed.

55 members of staff have been made redundant and the theatre's last showing will be tonight's production of Jane Eyre.

All scheduled performances after tonight have been cancelled.

Many people have taken to twitter to share their sadness about the demise of this community theatre.

John Holmes @hi_JKH, tweeted: "Very sad news that The Brewhouse theatre in Taunton has gone into administration - hope the staff get treated fairly."

 AngelOfTruth @daghornleghorn, tweeted: "Mark just heard that Brewhouse Taunton is closing tonight - Administrators called in - Was looking fwd to Friday :("

 Matthew Prentice @MrMPrentice, tweeted: "Can't believe the Brewhouse Theatre has gone into administration!! Shocked as it is such a shame. Really enjoyed performing there."

The theatre, which is a registered charity, blames funding cuts for its closure.

Please let us know your reaction to the news by commenting below, tweeting us @TauntonPeople or e-mail your reactions to abbie.whitehouse@thelocalpeople.co.uk



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    Brilliant news! The link you added isn't working properly - its just taking me to my own events page on Facebook. I have found a 'Save our Brewhouse' campaign on Facebook if that's what you meant - nearly 1000 likes already - it's going well! Here's the link to the page (hope it works!) https://http://tinyurl.com/basgtgd

    Will you be attending the candlelit vigil tonight by any chance?

    By abbie_taunton at 10:01 on 21/02/13

  • Profile image for Zumerset_Gal

    There are already people talking about a buy it for the community campaign

    By Zumerset_Gal at 23:24 on 20/02/13

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