Burton Book Club 1


Summer 2015


The Burton Book Club meets on the third Monday of every month, at 19:30 in the Old House @ Home.


Books are picked at random out of a hat from members’ nominations. Each month the selected book will be posted on this website. We have somewhere in the region of 8-12 members. If this seems a bit vague, it’s because some people like the interaction from attending a meeting, while others like to use the Book of the Month selection as an option of what to read next – either way, it doesn’t really matter.  

We also have occasional visits to theatre, cinema, National Trust properties, etc.



See the calendar for future dates.



Book Club Launch – March 2014



Why join a book club? 

You are introduced to books you may not have come across, or may not otherwise have considered reading.  Some books just need to be discussed.  You also get to meet new and interesting people. 





For further details, please complete the following form – or just turn up on the night. Even if we never see you at the meetings, please do use the comments section to leave your thoughts on the Book of the Month, or perhaps to recommend a book you have read.




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  • Michelle Yim

    Dear Burton Book Club,

    Grist to the Mill Theatre Productions is on their return from a successful Edinburgh Fringe and will visit the Irving Studio, Everyman Cheltenham from 8-11 October 2019, just in time for Cheltenham Literature Festival.

    The new writing theatre company will bring a stunning adaptation of “Moby Dick”, in celebration of bicentennial of Herman Melville’s birth. Their Cheltenham programme will also include the critically acclaimed “Gratiano”, a thought-provoking adaptation of Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice”, which is now published by Methuen Drama, Bloomsbury; “An Evening with Miss Wong”, a cabaret-style tribute to 1930s Hollywood Star Anna May Wong; and “The Empress and Me”, a story about a Chinese princess who was raised in Victorian Europe and was recalled to China to be lady-in-waiting to the infamous Empress Dowager Cixi at the turn of the Century, harking inspirations from literature like “Empress Orchid”.

    After our visit last year at Everyman Theatre with the moving, poetic and powerful The Unknown Soldier during WW1 Centenary, we are delighted to be coming back to Cheltenham. Let’s celebrate literature on stage together!

    Everyman Theatre Bookings: 01242 572573 and online https://www.everymantheatre.org.uk

    ‘It’s a masterful performance, a smart spectacle and a further testament to Ericson’s growing magnificence as a modern playwright and performer.’
    ★★★★★British Theatre Guide (On “Gratiano”)

    ‘An original perspective on a story we think we all know… poignant and thought-provoking’
    ★★★★The Independent (On “The Unknown Soldier”)

    ‘Ericson’s carefully judged one-man play proves there is always room for another when the quality is right’
    ★★★★The Scotsman (On “The Unknown Soldier”)

    ‘You don’t have to be a movie fan to enjoy [An Evening with Miss Wong]’
    ★★★★The Scotsman (On “An Evening with Miss Wong”)

    ‘Fascinating… Full of ambition, politics and cultural tension’
    ★★★★Adelaide Theatre Guide (On “The Empress and Me”)

    Best wishes,
    Grist to the Mill

    Web: http://www.gristtheatre.co.uk Twitter: @gristtheatre Facebook: gristtothemill

    Venue: Irving Studio, Everyman Theatre, Regent Street, Cheltenham GL50 1HQ
    Dates: 08 – 11 October 2019,
    MOBY DICK: 9 Oct @ 8:30pm, 10 Oct @ 2pm, 11 Oct 8:30pm;
    GRATIANO: 8 Oct @ 7pm, 10 Oct @ 7pm;
    AN EVENING WITH MISS WONG: 8 Oct @ 8:15pm, 10 Oct @ 8:15pm, 11 Oct @ 2pm;
    THE EMPRESS AND ME: 9 Oct @ 7pm, 11 Oct @ 7pm

    Tickets: £12.50 (£11 Concession)

    Bookings: 01242 572573 and online https://www.everymantheatre.org.uk