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PHOTOS: The Barn’s revival of Stiles & Drewe’s musical looks Just So brilliant

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The Barn Theatre’s much-anticipated, actor-musician revival of Stiles & Drewe’s 1984 family musical Just So officially opened in Cirencester last night (10 December 2018). Check out our gallery of first-look production shots for proof that this really is #theatreworthtravellingfor – not to mention the video of audience reactions. Time to get booking!

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‘Rudyard Kipling was the Roald Dahl of his day’: Kirk Jameson on directing Stiles & Drewe’s Just So

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Rudyard Kipling Just So Stories, a collection of short stories about the origins of different animals, was first published in 1902. Director Kirk Jameson, now reviving Stiles & Drewe’s musical Just So, explains why they still resonate. Time to get booking!

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Behind the scenes: Check out photos & video from Just So rehearsals at the Barn

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We’re counting down to the opening of the Barn Theatre’s much-anticipated, actor-musician revival of Stiles & Drewe’s 1984 family musical Just So. After early rehearsals in London, the ensemble cast have now moved into their new home in Cirencester. Sneak and peek into how they’ve been getting on – and then get booking!

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The Show People Podcast: Jamie Chapman Dixon loves spreadsheets

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In this episode of The Show People Podcast, host Andrew Keates was joined by producer Jamie Chapman Dixon all about his life and career, including being the in-house executive producer of the Barn Theatre, Cirencester and their productions of The Hound of the Baskervilles and Just So.

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HALF A SIXPENCE – West End

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Rachel Kavanaugh has created a delightfully light footed production that leaves the audience beaming for joy. This wonderfully perky musical is a classic rags to riches story that shows that money really doesn’t buy happiness, wonderfully told through the story of Arthur Kipps an orphan who works as a drapers assistant until he unexpectedly comes into the money.

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HALF A SIXPENCE – West End

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The musical Half a Sixpence bounds into the West End from Chichester, newly adapted by Julian Fellowes, with a spring in its step and an infectious grin. The story of Arthur Kipps, a lowly haberdashers’ assistant who comes into money but ultimately questions what happiness it brings, is brought to life in a visually beautiful production directed by Rachel Kavanaugh.

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THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS – Touring & West End

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Kenneth Grahame’s story of Ratty, Mole, Badger and the irrepressible Toad have been a favourite of many for longer than they can remember – I grew up delighting in the stop-motion version and have long been a staple for adaptation on both stage and screen, Grahame’s skilful evocation of a pastoral England that no longer exists (and may never have) is infinitely comforting and inviting.