The cast of the Barn Theatre’s imminent production of Simon Stephens’ One Minute took a break from the second week of rehearsals for a photoshoot in London, where the story takes place. Do you recognise the location? Are the characters like people you know? Have a look – and then get booking for your trip to Cirencester! See our separate photo gallery of the cast in the rehearsal room…
One Minute, which follows the stories of five characters after the disappearance of a child, runs at the Barn Theatre, the new, state-of-the-art Cotswolds venue, from 19 May to 16 June 2018, with a press night on 23 May. This brand-new production considers Simon Stephens‘ 2002 play through the lens of today’s social media spins on such tragedies.
A child goes missing, vanishes into thin air, leaving a tender, fragmentary play about the inarticulacy of grief. 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’ 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’.
The production marks the directorial debut of the Barn’s 29-year-old artistic director Iwan Lewis, a former West End actor himself. The five-strong cast features Bad Education, Sherlock and Misfits television star Jack Bence, alongside Rebecca Crankshaw, Sarah Hanly, Gary Summers and Sophie May Wake.
One Minute runs from 19 May to 16 June 2018 at The Barn, 5 Beeches Road, Cirencester GL7 1BN. Performances are Mondays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, with Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm. Tickets are priced £14-£28. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!