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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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VOLPONE – Stratford-upon-Avon

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Trevor Nunn’s production of Volpone at the RSC’s Swan sagely contends that the sins of greed and avarice are timeless. With Ben Jonson’s 17th century comedy set squarely in a modern Venice, if some of Ranjit Bolt’s occasional script revisions are schoolboy clumsy (silly references to Greece and the Euro pop up), they can be forgiven in a plot in which incredible complexities may not have weathered the test of time as much as the brilliant observation of the flawed human condition that makes this play so entertaining.