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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: Hugh Dennis returns to stage after 20 years to star with Lesley Garrett star in The Messiah

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Hugh Dennis, Lesley Garrett and John Marquez will star in The Messiah, a Biblical new comedy by Patrick Barlow, the Olivier Award-winning writer of The 39 Steps. Ahead of a planned West End transfer, it opens on tour, launching 15 October 2018 at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. A traveling theatre troupe of two actors and an opera singer are set to arrive on camel …

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NEWS: Jim Broadbent stars as Scrooge in new West End Christmas Carol

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Academy Award-winning actor Jim Broadbent makes his long-awaited return to the stage to play Scrooge in a new version of A Christmas Carol adapted by Patrick Barlow from Charles Dickens’ classic story of greed, grief, ghoulish ghosts and eleventh-hour redemption. A Christmas Carol runs at the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre, St Martin’s Lane, from 30 November 2015 to 30 …

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NEWS: The 39 Steps ends nine-year run at Criterion Theatre on 5 Sep

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On Saturday 5 September 2015, The 39 Steps will close after nine years at the West End’s Criterion Theatre. Based on John Buchan’s 1914 spy thriller The Thirty Nine Steps and adapted for the stage by Patrick Barlow (Desmond Oliver Dingle/The National Theatre of Brent), The 39 Steps is directed by Maria Aitken, with design by Peter McKintosh, lighting by Ian Scott, sound by Mic Pool, and movement by Toby Sedgwick.