Despite the fact that theatres were once again up and running for about half the year (varying from place to place), there was still a massive appetite for digital productions going into 2021.
In some good news, this week the Barn Theatre in Cirencester has reopened its doors to (socially distanced) audiences for the world premiere of Cat Goscovitch’s new play, A Russian Doll, a co-production with London’s Arcola Theatre.
Matthew Harvey chats about his new song cycle Now Or Never, streaming on demand through the Barn Theatre.
Michael Morpugo’s moving story Private Peaceful has been wonderfully adapted for the stage to make for engaging viewing no matter their age.
A co-production from BoxLess Theatre and the Barn Theatre, and adapted from the novel by Michael Morpurgo, Private Peaceful is the story of Private Thomas Peaceful (Emily Costello, the first female performer to play the role professionally).
An Elephant in the Garden is a poignant production that will unite and delight generations of families as they are drawn into Lizzie’s tale of triumph over adversity.
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A story which highlights the power of endurance and the the kindness of strangers, The Elephant in the Garden is a powerful one-woman show which enchants from beginning to end.
Song cycle Now or Never brims with positivity and hope even when it seems disaster is imminent.
Alfred Enoch and Russell Tovey enliven a digital take on Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray.
This striking and edgy version of Oscar Wilde’s story The Picture Of Dorian Gray acts as a powerful warning about depending too much on social media.
There’s no question that, apart from his undoubted brilliance as a composer of instantly memorable melodies, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s greatest gift is as (self) publicist. He’s just wonderful at getting people to speak about him and his shows; and thereby promote them.
The Secret Society of Leading Ladies is the brainchild of Ryan Carter and puts the viewer in control of a concert which sees five selected leading ladies brought together (digitally) under mysterious circumstances.
The Secret Society of Leading Ladies is the latest initiative from the Barn Theatre and it gives you, the viewer, the power to create your own concert.
While Matthew Warchus at the other end of the Cut from the Young Vic, may have the Old Vic that he presides over (without any subsidy) dark, too, actually the theatre has been in use regularly and has continued to produce throughout the pandemic, with its “In Camera” broadcasts of live performances that have been staged in its empty auditorium.
After the year we’ve all had no one can be forgiven for wanting a touch of escapism this Christmas. Thankfully the Barn Theatre has come to the rescue with it latest production, Peter Pan.
Rob Houchen and Celinde Schoenmaker star in a beautifully sung, beautifully filmed digital version of Sondheim’s revue Marry Me A Little for the Barn Theatre.
What a Carve Up! is a cleverly constructed murder mystery made in a YouTube/docudrama style. A compelling story told in an innovative, realistic and bold way.
The BoxLess Theatre production of Simon Reade’s adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful will be the first new production to be staged indoors in London’s West End since the Government closed theatres in March. Part of Nimax Theatres’ plans to reopen its theatres, the show’s two-week season at the Garrick Theatre will run from 7 to 22 November 2020.
The Barn Theatre in Cirencester has built on its broadcast earlier in lockdown of Henry V to develop a sequence of thirty-five monologues from Shakespeare’s plays.
Series one begins with the theatre itself and a stirring speech from Henry V, but as …