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Full casting announced for The Barn Theatre production of The Butterfly Lion

The Butterfly Lion

Full casting announced for the award-winning Barn Theatre’s (Best Fringe Theatre  – The Stage Awards 2019) upcoming production of The Butterfly Lion by the acclaimed writer and former Children’s Laureate, Michael Morpurgo (War HorsePrivate Peaceful, Running Wild).

The cast comprises of: Jasper William Cartwright (Michael/Bertie), Jonathan Charles (Lion), Jeremy Cobb (Merlot), Henry Douthwaite (Father), Hilary Harwood (Millie), and Abigail Matthews (Mother).

One of Morpurgo’s finest works, this heart-warming yet bittersweet story of faithfulness, destiny and love has been adapted for the stage by Daniel Buckroyd. The production runs at The Barn from 2 April – 4 May, with press night on Thursday 4 April 2019, and is directed by Jessica Daniels, with designs by Lizzy Leech, puppetry designs and direction by Maia Kirkman-Richards, and lighting by Sam Rowcliffe-Tanner.

The Butterfly Lion tells the extraordinary story of young Albert Andrews and the unlikely friendship that he strikes up with the orphaned white lion cub he rescues one day from the African Veldt. It’s an epic tale that spans more than seventy years and takes us from rural Wiltshire to the plains of South Africa, and from the bleeding heart of war-torn France finally back to England and the safety of home. It’s a journey that begins with a solemn promise made by a boy never to forget his friend, a journey that will keep you on the edge of your seat until its startling conclusion.

Following on from The Butterfly Lion, The Barn’s 2019 season continues with a William Shakespeare classic history, Henry V (22 May – 22 June 2019), a brand new production of the comic thriller, The 39 Steps(10 July – 10 August 2019), the award-winning musical Daddy Long Legs (2 October – 2 November 2019), and a reimagining of Charles Dickens’ festive masterpiece, A Christmas Carol (27 November 2019 – 4 January 2020).

Winner of the 2019 Stage Award For Best Fringe Theatre The Barn Theatre Cirencester announces exciting new season for 2019

Fringe Theatre of the Year 2019

Fringe Theatre of the Year 2019

Winner of Best Fringe Theatre in the 2019 Stage Awards, The Barn Theatre is presents its its line-up of five in-house productions for the upcoming 2019 Season, including one of Michael Morpurgo’s finest works, The Butterfly Lion, William Shakespeare’s classic history, Henry V, a brand new production of the comic thriller, The 39 Steps, the award-winning musical Daddy Long Legs and a reimagining of Charles Dickens’ festive masterpiece, A Christmas Carol.

Following an amazingly successful inaugural year when Artistic Director, Iwan Lewis, was nominated for the 2018 Stage Debut Award before the theatre’s win for Best Fringe Theatre Award, The Barn is looking to build on that success by once again providing its audience with a mix of challenging, entertaining and topical themes.

Iwan Lewis

Iwan Lewis

Iwan Lewis, Artistic Director said, “We have been absolutely thrilled by the audience response to our inaugural year and our Built By Barn productions. We did not expect to have had such positive industry recognition so soon after opening our doors to the public. It was humbling to have been nominated as Best Director at the Stage Debut Awards but winning The Stage Award for Best Fringe Theatre is truly unbelievable and has made all the hard work worthwhile. This is still the start of our journey and we are determined to use these achievements to catapult us into our 2019 season.

Our mission to produce challenging and inspiring professional theatre of the highest standards has been clear from the start and our 2019 programme will again reflect that commitment and provide a theatre that sits at the heart of our community sharing all the thrills and gifts that live entertainment can bring. Our new ticketing strategy mirrors this desire for inclusion and with prices starting from as little as £8 per ticket, The Barn really is a Theatre For All.”

Opening the new season in April is The Butterfly Lion by the acclaimed writer and former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo (War Horse, Private Peaceful, Running Wild). This heart-warming yet bittersweet story of faithfulness, destiny and love tells the tale of a lonely boy in South Africa who adopts an orphaned white lion cub.

Iwan Lewis with Jamie Chapman Dixon, Producer and Programmer at Barn Theatre

Iwan Lewis with Jamie Chapman Dixon, Producer and Programmer at Barn Theatre

In May, The Barn Theatre takes on a Shakespeare classic, Henry V. Set in modern surroundings, this timeless tale is cleverly brought up to date and explores the conflict between tradition and modernity in Britain through the lens of a nation at war.

A cast of four deftly take on a Hitchcock classic, The 39 Steps, in a wonderfully inventive comic thriller parody adaptation of John Buchan‘s 1915 novel for their Summer production in July. 139 roles are played out in a fast-paced, fun and thrilling action hitting show full of British gung-ho characters and dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents, and, of course, devastatingly beautiful women.

The Autumn season opens with the theatre’s first stage musical for 2019, the award winning Daddy Long Legs. The show is based on the classic novel by Jean Webster that inspired the 1955 movie starring Fred Astaire. The musical, with music and lyrics by Paul Gordon and a book by John Caird, is set in turn-of-the-century New England and tells the story of orphan Jerusha Abbott and her mysterious benefactor who agrees to send her to college, who she dubs ‘Daddy Long Legs’ after seeing his elongated shadow.

A Christmas Carol, closes the year with a magical new interpretation of Dickens’ timeless classic by Alan Pollock that will get everyone, including Scrooge, in the festive mood. Set to an original score, the familiar tale is reworked into a spellbinding tale that stays true to the general moral thread of the original story.

Right next door to the theatre, through an archway behind Ingleside House you will find the new, highly acclaimed 60-seat restaurant and piano bar, Téatro. With a car park just across the road, dinner and a show never got easier.

On-Sale: Tickets are on sale to the Barn Theatre’s Circle of Friends from 28 January.

General on sale for the 2019 season will be from 5 February.

Theatre For All: In conjunction with the launch of the 2019 season, The Barn will also be launching a new ticketing initiative as part of their Theatre For All strategy. This initiative provides an all-inclusive strategy that enables everyone in the community to experience high-quality productions at an affordable price.  #TheatreForAll

General Ticket Prices: From £8-£32

Concessions: Available to children under 16, over 65, and members of the Uniformed Public Services.

Season Tickets: From £32-£128

20% off the general ticket pricing, offering audiences five shows for the price of four

Family Tickets: From £24-£96 (4 tickets – 2 adults x 2 children)

Group Tickets: From £10-£12

Save up to 33% on the standard ticket price – tickets only available for Rows Q-S

School Groups: School bookings for performances are available by contacting the Box Office.

Cashback: Available predominantly for charities, or any groups and organisations looking to raise much needed funds. Individuals buy tickets at face value and the Barn Theatre agrees to make a 20% donation of the total purchase back to the charity or group that have visited the theatre under the scheme.

Box Office (Phone): 01285 648 255 (10am-5.30pm, Mon to Sat)

Box Office (Online): [email protected]

Téatro Bar & Restaurant: Téatro is open from 5.30pm to late, Wed – Sat

Book A Table: 01285 648 238 or [email protected]

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The Butterfly Lion

Tuesday 2 April – Saturday 4 May 2019

Written by Michael Morpurgo

Adapted by Daniel Buckroyd

Directed by Jessica Daniels

Press Night: Thursday 4 April at 18:30

Performance Times: 14:30 / 19:30

 

Henry V

Wednesday 22 May – Saturday 22 June 2019

Written by William Shakespeare

Press Night: Friday 24 May at 18:30

Performance Times: 14:30 / 19:30

 

The 39 Steps

Wednesday 10 July – Saturday 10 August 2019

Written by John Buchan

Adapted by Patrick Barlow

Press Night: Friday 12 July at 18:30

Performance Times: 14:30 / 19:30

 

Daddy Long Legs – The Musical

Wednesday 2 October – Saturday 2 November 2019

Book by John Caird

Music & Lyrics by Paul Gordon

Directed by Kirstie Davies

Press Night: Friday 4 October at 18:30

Performance Times: 14:30 / 19:30

 

A Christmas Carol

Wednesday 27 November – Saturday 4 January 2020

Written by Charles Dickens

Adapted by Alan Pollock

Directed by Iwan Lewis

Press Night: Wednesday 29 November at 18:30

Performance Times: 10.30/13.00/14.30/17.30/18.30.19.30 (see full Christmas schedule for variety of performance times)

Interview – The Rise of Little Voice, at Barn Theatre: Sarah Louise Hughes

Sarah Louise Hughes

First off, the 200-seat Barn Theatre in Cirencester has had had a terrific first season.
Next up is The Rise of Little Voice by Jim Cartwright.
I had a quick chat with Sarah Louise Hughes who is taking on the title role and making her professional debut in Michael Strassen’s production.
Here is what we discussed.

Sarah Louise Hughes

Sarah Louise Hughes

Are you ready for your life to be turned upside down by the sudden rise to fame and success that starring in ‘The Rise of Little Voice’ is definitely going to bring?
I am really lucky to be able to get to get to be part of such a fantastic production and play such an iconic role coming straight out of training. So I think this is defiantly a great platform for me to start my career, I’m not expecting fame and success over night but I am extremely excited for the future.

Where do you get your confidence?
Obviously everyone is different, but I’ve always been quite an extrovert person! I have been performing since I was little and have always told myself that life’s too short to get embarrassed and this is something I always remind myself of when I’m making acting choices.

Can you describe your state of mind when you were asked to be the star of ‘The Rise of Little Voice’?
I was at Conti the morning I got the phone call and I really couldn’t believe it. I had tried to not let myself get too excited about the idea of getting the role because I didn’t want to get my hopes up to then be let down. I was obviously very emotional because this was the moment I had spent all the years of training for, to think that this was the start of my professional career was very surreal.

What did you learn most from your time at Italia Conti? 
I have learnt so much in my three years at Conti that I couldn’t even try and fit it all in! But a personal highlight for me was during my third year Shakespeare production of The Tempest, when I played the role of Caliban. I feel like this was the moment that I learnt how to fully develop a character. Not only this, but it also taught me how to sustain such a complexed character for a long performance period, just as you would in a professional production. So I think this was the most valuable thing I can take with me as I go into the industry.

Do you have any theatrical superstitions?
I’m not really a superstitious person! But I always get quite nervous before a performance. I like to stick to my own little routine before each show and keep myself to myself. I feel like this gives me time to relax and get in the right headspace.

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

What’s ‘The Rise of Little Voice’ really about? Is it essentially the Tale of the Ugly Duckling in reverse –or is there a deeper meaning?
Although the role of LV blossoms then deteriorates, there are so many other different aspects that makes the show what it is and I think thats what makes it such a fantastic piece of writing. There isn’t just one emotional theme the whole way through, there are bits that will make you laugh and bits that will make you cry and when people come and see the show I think there will always be a different role that somebody relates to personally.

When in recent memory have you been happiest? 
Probably the first day of rehearsals, although I was really nervous I was so excited to get started and have our first read through with the whole cast.

Do you have any tips for recent drama school graduates?
I know lots of my friends who are graduating now are all in different positions and different stages – some are already auditioning and some are still having meetings with agents, I think its really important to remember that it happens for everyone at different times and to keep positive and stay productive.

Is the story still as timely, funny and tragic twenty years on?
Yes. I think its proof in saying that myself as a 21 year old today enjoys the writing and watching the film. The way its written it can still be very current, It has the ability to reach out to people from all ages and different walks of life. Also, at The Barn Theatre, we have a new projector that we will be using in the show – this is something that less than 10 theatres in the UK have! This brand new technology is a great way of keeping the show current.

What does success look like to you?
Success to me is being able to make a living out of what makes me happy!

Is there anything that you’d like to add?
I am very excited to show everyone what we have been working on and couldn’t think of a better place to be doing it than the brand new Barn Theatre in Cirencester.

The Rise of Little Voice runs at Barn Theatre in Cirencester from 7th July to 4th August.

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice at Barn Theatre

The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice
The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice

The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice

Concluding its inaugural season and following the huge critical success of its first two productions, The Barn Theatre has announced its production of the Olivier Award-winning play: The Rise and Fall of Little Voice by Jim Cartwright. The production, which will be directed by Michael Strassen, runs from 7th July to 4th August. First produced in 1992, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice was voted third best play of the decade and has been named as one of the top 50 best plays in the history of theatre. The play was nominated for six Oliviers, winning three of them as well as the prestigious Evening Standard Award. Its film adaptation, Little Voice (1998) starring Jane Horrocks in the title role was also a huge hit receiving an Oscar nomination alongside numerous other awards for its screenplay and cast.

Running from 7th July to 4th August at The Barn Theatre, the cast includes newcomer Sarah Louise Hughes in the title role of Little Voice; Gillian McCarthy (Mari) and Angela Phinemore (Sadie) with direction by Michael Strassen. Further casting will be announced shortly.

Little Voice tells the heart-warming story of a reclusive Northern girl-next-door whose remarkable ability to impersonate the great singers provides her with an opportunity to transcend her tragically unappealing domestic life. But pushed by a foul-mouthed, hard-drinking mother and coaxed into the limelight by her mother’s latest talent agent boyfriend, timid ‘Little Voice’ will need to conquer more than just stage-fright if she is to find her own voice in the world.

“Little Voice is a modern British classic and it’s the perfect play to end our inaugural Season. Michael Strassen is one of theatre’s great directors and it’s very exciting to welcome such excellent and prolific creatives to our theatre to bring his radical interpretation of Little Voice to The Barn.” Iwan Lewis – Artistic Director – Barn Theatre

 

Info and Images for One Minute Barn Theatre

Rebecca Crankshaw in One Minute at The Barn Theatre
Rebecca Crankshaw in One Minute at The Barn Theatre

Rebecca Crankshaw in One Minute at The Barn Theatre

Following the huge success of The Secret Garden musical, The Barn Theatre has announced its second production: One Minute by the Olivier and Tony award-winning playwright, Simon Stephens. The play, which follows the stories of five characters who become united after the disappearance of a child, marks 29 year old Artistic Director, Iwan Lewis’s directorial debut.

Running from 19th May – 16th June 2018 the cast includes star of Bad Education, Sherlock and Misfits, Jack Bence; Rebecca Crankshaw, Sarah Hanly; Gary Summers and Sophie May Wake. One Minute is directed by Iwan Lewis and produced by The Barn Theatre; movement direction is by Sean Hollands with an original soundtrack by Harry Smith.

One Minute is a disquieting portrait of lives that are united in the single moment it takes for a child to disappear. The play follows several connected characters through their struggles with Daisy Schults’s disappearance: the two policemen investigating the disappearance; Daisy’s mother Anne; and Marie Louise, a woman who believes she glimpsed Daisy after she had been separated from her mother. Robert is new to the police force, and his enthusiasm for the case is keener than that of his cynical colleague Gary. Mary Louise begins a strange friendship with a woman who knows Gary from the café where she works. Anne’s life has stopped: she wants to know when ‘missing’ becomes ‘presumed dead’.

Artistic Director of Barn Theatre and Director of One Minute, Iwan Lewis said: “I’m delighted to direct One Minute. We follow these stories in the media, we get totally wrapped up in the story, they become part of our lives and then suddenly you hear nothing more. Some people have to live the rest of their lives with these tragedies. I’m interested to explore how the world has changed since the play was written in 2002, with the huge influence that digital media now has on our lives, and how that might translate in terms of the characters’ experience. Simon is one of the UK’s most exciting playwrights and it’s incredible to be bringing this quality of work to the Barn Theatre.”

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Barn Theatre announces appointment of Jamie Chapman Dixon

Jamie Chapman Dixon

Jamie Chapman Dixon

The Barn Theatre has announced the appointment of Jamie Chapman Dixon, who joins the new 200-seat Cirencester theatre as producer. Jamie, through his production company, Rigmarole productions is currently part of the producing team for the UK tours of Spamalot and Madagascar and was also part of the team behind the hugely successful Hope Mill Theatre production of Pippin at The Southwark Playhouse. Jamie, who has moved to Cirencester to take up his new role will be charged with overseeing all in house productions and outside commercial ventures for the theatre.

Jamie Chapman Dixon says of his appointment: I am incredibly excited to be joining the team in Cirencester. Ian and Iwan have put a huge amount of work into this beautiful space and that is reflected on the full houses and the quality of the inaugural production, The Secret Garden. We have some fantastic shows lined up this year and I’m thrilled to be part of this exciting new theatre’s journey.”

The Barn Theatre is a new, 200-seat theatre and producing house in the heart of the Cotswolds which officially opened on March 19th 2018. The theatre and site benefited from £4.5M of private investment enabling the acquisition and complete renovation of the site and its historic buildings. The development was funded by businessman and local resident, Ian Carling and his wife Chrissie. The aim for the theatre has been to create a destination venue that appeals both to its local community and to the thousands of visitors the town receives, enhancing the cultural tapestry of Cirencester and reinforcing its status as the capital of the Cotswolds. Ian embarked on the renovation of the theatre in 2015 alongside Artistic Director Iwan Lewis, with the joint vision of creating a lasting legacy for accessible professional theatre in the area, alongside a commitment to delivering high quality youth theatre and education, and community outreach programmes.

 The Barn Theatre has received tremendous industry support in the run-up to its opening, with high profile ambassadors including actors James Dreyfus, Matthew Kelly, Heida Reed, Daisy May Cooper and Broadway director Jerry Mitchell lending their support to the project’s ambitious aims.  The theatre building itself which was formerly a WWII Nissen Hut housing community and youth theatre has undergone a complete transformation and is now equipped with a 200 seat air conditioned auditorium space, a new stage and orchestra pit beneath, hydraulic lifts and the latest in lighting, sound and projection technology.

A newly built atrium joins the theatre to the adjacent Ingleside House, providing a contemporary theatre bar and foyer space, and through access for audiences and visitors to the beautiful Ingleside House and gardens. The venue also includes a stunning, new stand-alone restaurant and piano bar (Teatro) with pre-theatre dining options, and a varied programme of live music at the 50-seat restaurant.

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Cast announced for the Barn Theatre’s inaugural production of The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

The Barn Theatre has announced the cast for its inaugural production, The Secret Garden, a Tony Award-winning musical based on the 1911 book by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The production, which runs from 16th March – 15th April 2018, marks the culmination of three years’ renovation and development work at the 200-seat Cirencester theatre. The principal cast includes David Haydn (Archibald Craven); Jaimie Pruden (Lily Craven); Minal Patel (Neville Craven); Celeste De Veazey (Colin Craven); Daniella Piper (Mary); Jenny O Leary (Martha); and Alex James Ellison (Dickon). Ensemble cast includes: Sue Appleby, Steffan Rizzi, Jamie Ross, Celia Cruwys Finnigan and Ben BoskovicDominic Shaw, who has previously worked on several West End Shows including Beautiful – The Carole King Musical; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Legally Blonde and Kinky Boots will be directing the musical for The Barn Theatre.

The musical’s script and lyrics are by Pulitzer prize winning playwright, Marsha Norman with a score by Lucy Simon. The musical originally premiered on Broadway in 1991 going on to win 3 Tony Awards. The musical tells the story of 10 year old Mary Lennox, an English girl who has lived in India since birth, and is orphaned and sent back to England to live with her remaining relatives in a manor house in Yorkshire. There Mary discovers a house in mourning and a mysterious, neglected garden. With the help of the friends she makes at Misselthwaite, Mary helps restore not only the garden but the family themselves who are rejuvenated by her presence and heal their grief through love and hope.

Dominic Shaw – Director, The Secret Garden said: I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to direct a new interpretation of The Secret Garden. I plan to completely reimagine the piece and make it more accessible for a contemporary audience. The musical explores themes of love, family and rejuvenation – all themes which draw parallels & seem fitting for the opening of a brand new theatre.” 

Jerry Mitchell, Broadway Director of Pretty Woman: The Musical and Ambassador of The Barn Theatre said:I couldnt be more excited about The Barn Theatre and its plans. Having worked with both Iwan and Dom on various productions, its great to see them now forging their own path as young leaders in the industry. Its a very positive thing to see a new generation of artists come through. To watch the energy with which they are approaching the opening of the new theatre and the first production is fantastic.

Iwan Lewis – Artistic Director, The Barn Theatre said: We are delighted to announce The Secret Garden as our first production. Dominics fearless approach really chimes with what were trying to achieve and were delighted to have him on board.

Cirencester’s Barn Theatre announces first production

The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

The powerful story of an orphan girl shining hope into the desolate lives of her new-found relatives. Challenging, moving and inspiring for all ages.

The Barn Theatre has announced The Secret Garden as its inaugural production. Opening on 16th March 2018, the production marks the culmination of three years of planning, rebuilding and technical development for the Cirencester-based, 200-seat venue. The Barn Theatre has received tremendous industry support in the run-up to its opening, with high profile ambassadors including actors James Dreyfus, Matthew Kelly, Heida Reed, Daisy May Cooper and Broadway director Jerry Mitchell lending their support to the project’s ambitious aims.

The Secret Garden is a Tony Award-winning musical based on the 1911 book by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The musical’s script and lyrics are by Pulitzer prize winning playwright, Marsha Norman with a score by Lucy Simon. The musical originally premiered on Broadway in 1991 going on to win 3 Tony Awards. Dominic Shaw, who has previously worked on several West End Shows including Beautiful – The Carole King Musical; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Legally Blonde and currently, Kinky Boots will be directing the musical for The Barn Theatre with casting to be announced shortly.

The musical tells the story of 10 year old Mary Lennox, an English girl who has lived in India since birth, and is orphaned and sent back to England to live with her remaining relatives in a manor house in Yorkshire. There Mary discovers a house in mourning and a mysterious, neglected garden. With the help of the friends she makes at Misselthwaite, Mary helps restore not only the garden but the family themselves who are rejuvenated by her presence and heal their grief through love and hope.

 I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to direct a new interpretation of The Secret Garden. I plan to completely reimagine the piece and make it more accessible for a contemporary audience. The musical explores themes of love, family and rejuvenation – all themes which draw parallels & seem fitting for the opening of a brand new theatre.” Dominic Shaw – Director, The Secret Garden

 “I couldn’t be more excited about The Barn Theatre and its plans. Having worked with both Iwan and Dom on various productions, it’s great to see them now forging their own path as young leaders in the industry. It’s a very positive thing to see a new generation of artists come through. To watch the energy with which they are approaching the opening of the new theatre and the first production is fantastic.” Jerry Mitchell, Broadway Director of Pretty Woman: The Musical and Ambassador of The Barn Theatre

“We are delighted to announce The Secret Garden as our first production. Dominic’s fearless approach really chimes with what we’re trying to achieve and we’re delighted to have him on board.”  Iwan Lewis – Artistic Director, The Barn Theatre

Dominic Shaw – Director, The Secret Garden

Dominic Shaw’s directorial credits include: Bubonic; Catch Me If You Can (Workshops, ATG); A Memory For Forgetting (Arcola); Thoroughly Modern Millie and Avenue Q (GSA); Silk Road; Get Got (Edinburgh); Fan Fiction (Reading, St. James). As Associate Director his credits include: Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (Aldwych); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Savoy/UK tour); Legally Blonde (Savoy/UK tour/Australia/Vienna). Stagings for TV include: Olivier Awards 2016, (Kinky Boots); 2015 (Beautiful) and 2011 (Legally Blonde); GStarRAW 2013 advertising campaign (Rankin Photography); New Year’s Eve Live 2012 (Sydney); Comic Relief 2008 (Hairspray) and Tonight’s The Night (ITV).

Marsha Norman – Book and Lyrics

Marsha Norman is an award-winning American playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. She received the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play ‘night, Mother and for The Secret Garden she won a Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical. Other credits include the books for The Red Shoes and the musical The Bridges of Madison County, as well as the libretto for the musical The Color Purple. She is co-chair of the playwriting department at The Juilliard School.

 Lucy Simon – Musical Score

Lucy Simon began her professional career singing folk tunes with sister Carly as The Simon Sisters. She made her Broadway debut as the composer of The Secret Garden, for which she was nominated for a 1991 Tony Award for Best Original Score and a 1991 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music. She also wrote songs for the Off-Broadway show A… My Name Is Alice. In the mid-70’s, after a number of years away from recording, Lucy released two albums on the RCA label of mostly original compositions, along with a few collaborations and covers. Her self-titled debut album was more folk-rock in orientation while her second album, “Stolen Time,” had a contemporary pop sound.

Jerry Mitchell – Barn Theatre Ambassador

Director and Choreographer Jerry Mitchell is currently working on a new Broadway production of Pretty Woman: The Musical starring Samantha Barks. Jerry received the TONY Award in recognition of his choreography for the 2013 TONY-Award winning Best Musical, Kinky Boots, for which he was also nominated as Director. He was most recently represented on Broadway as the Director of the Gloria Estefan musical, On Your Feet and nominated for an Olivier Award for his choreography in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which he also directed and co-produced in the West End. In the 35 preceding years, Jerry has been involved with over 50 Broadway, Off-Broadway, West End and touring productions and is the recipient of numerous awards and honors.

Tickets: £14 – £28

Box Office: barntheatre.org.uk / 01285 648255

Previews: 16th & 17th March (7:30pm)

Opening week performances: 19th March 6:30pm (press night)

21st March 7:30pm, 22nd March 2:30pm & 7:30pm, 23rd March 7:30pm, 24th March 7:30pm, 25th March 12:30pm & 5:30pm

Standard week performances: Tuesday 7:30pm Wednesday 7:30pm Thursday 2:30pm & 7:30pm Friday 7:30pm Saturday 7:30pm Sunday 12:30pm & 5:30pm