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NEWS: Barn Theatre Cirencester’s new season includes comic thriller The 39 Steps & musical Daddy Long Legs

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Winner of Best Fringe Theatre in the 2019 Stage Awards, The Barn Theatre has announced its line-up of five in-house productions for the upcoming 2019 season, including Michael Morpurgo’s The Butterfly Lion, Shakespeare’s 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.

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NEWS: James Graham calls on new writers to take part in Dickens-inspired Sketching at Wilton’s Music Hall

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Oliver Award-winning playwright James Graham and director Thomas Hescott are seeking new and undiscovered writers to collaborate on the uniquely multi-authored, Dickens-inspired play Sketching this autumn at Wilton’s Music Hall (26 September to 27 October 2018, with a press night on 2 October).

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‘Pretty much perfect version’: GREAT EXPECTATIONS – Touring ★★★★★

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While the fifth star or mouse is often supposed by tradition to belong only to life-changing innovation, in awarding it now I must make it clear that for me the fifth one is often more fitly represented by a heart. I loved the production. It will be a delight to Dickensians everywhere, and a means of conversion to others. Bravo.

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Fitzrovia Radio Hour – Spiegeltent, Leicester Square ❄❄❄❄❄

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There are some really quite ingenious methods of creating the required sound effects – a particular favourite has to be Gretchen using rubber gloves, dipped in water, to push along an inflated balloon for the sound of Marley’s face ‘growing’ out of the door knocker.