Past Shows

Titanic the Musical
May 5, 2018

Titanic the Musical

Titanic the Musical 5th – 12th May 2018, 7.30pm Monday 7th May performance in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support The Barn Theatre, Cirencester When we think about RMS Titanic, we remember the tragedy on April 14th 1912, which caused the loss of 1,514 lives. What we tend to forget is that up until that moment 2,222 […] Titanic Flyer Front-page-001

Titanic the Musical

5th – 12th May 2018, 7.30pm
Monday 7th May performance in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support
The Barn Theatre, Cirencester

When we think about RMS Titanic, we remember the tragedy on April 14th 1912, which caused the loss of 1,514 lives. What we tend to forget is that up until that moment 2,222 people (passengers and crew) were having the time of their lives, and were on the verge of living their greatest dreams. “Titanic the Musical” tells the real story of RMS Titanic’s maiden voyage, and the hopes, dreams and regrets of all on board, set to music and lyrics by Maury Yeston.

It originally opened on Broadway in 1997, and won 5 Tony awards, including“Best Musical”. It’s a real heart-warming tear-jerker, with beautiful symphonic melodies throughout.

Director Barry Austin commented “ever since first seeing the show I was blown away by the writing, and the effort that is required by the whole ensemble. The show’s power comes from the fact that you know what’s coming – it’s not a question of whether the ship sinks. Few ships are as “alive” today as when the Titanic sailed, and interest in her history continues. The backdrop, and the central character of the show, is the Titanic herself and the fate she suffers.”

Come aboard the ship of dreams and be plunged into an unforgettable performance of glamour, chaos and heroism in this heart-stopping and riveting ride through the final moments of Titanic’s fateful journey.

Titanic the Musical

5th – 12th May 2018, 7.30pm
Monday 7th May performance in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support
The Barn Theatre, Cirencester

When we think about RMS Titanic, we remember the tragedy on April 14th 1912, which caused the loss of 1,514 lives. What we tend to forget is that up until that moment 2,222 people (passengers and crew) were having the time of their lives, and were on the verge of living their greatest dreams. “Titanic the Musical” tells the real story of RMS Titanic’s maiden voyage, and the hopes, dreams and regrets of all on board, set to music and lyrics by Maury Yeston.

It originally opened on Broadway in 1997, and won 5 Tony awards, including“Best Musical”. It’s a real heart-warming tear-jerker, with beautiful symphonic melodies throughout.

Director Barry Austin commented “ever since first seeing the show I was blown away by the writing, and the effort that is required by the whole ensemble. The show’s power comes from the fact that you know what’s coming – it’s not a question of whether the ship sinks. Few ships are as “alive” today as when the Titanic sailed, and interest in her history continues. The backdrop, and the central character of the show, is the Titanic herself and the fate she suffers.”

Come aboard the ship of dreams and be plunged into an unforgettable performance of glamour, chaos and heroism in this heart-stopping and riveting ride through the final moments of Titanic’s fateful journey.

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Creative Team

Barry Austin

Director

Rachel Howgego

Musical Director

Rachel Wright

Choreographer

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Cast

Pete Bartlett
Pete Bartlett

George Widener

Rachael Bartlett
Rachel Bartlett

Madeleine Astor

Oliver Bray
Oliver Bray

Wallace Hartley

Chris Coleman
Chris Coleman

Lightoller

Kate Crow
Kate Crow

Ida Straus

Tabitha Dawson
Tabby Dawson

Alice Beane

Paul de Boer
Paul de Boer

William Murdoch/John Jacob Astor

Dan Donachy
Dan Donachy

Henry Etches/Herbert Pitman

David Emms
David Emms

Thomas Andrews

David Higgins
David Higgins

Harold Bride

Peter Hudson
Peter Hudson

Charles Clarke

Nicola Jee
Nicola Jee

Lady Caroline Neville

Ailsa Kennedy-Ballard
Ailsa Kennedy-Ballard

Marion Thayer

Phil Jones
Phil Jones

John B. Thayer

Kamahri May
Kamahri May

Mme Aubart

Scott McDonald
Scott McDonald

Frederick Barrett/Benjamin Guggenheim

Selwyn Morgan
Selwyn Morgan

Captain Edward Smith

Tom Mullins
Tom Mullins

Frederick Fleet

Charlotte Paterson
Charlotte Paterson

Eleanor Widener

Gemma Pearson
Gemma Pearson

Kate Mullins

Andy Richardson
Andrew Richardson

Bruce J. Ismay

Scott Sharp
Scott Sharp

Jim Farrell

Dave Shears
David Shears

Edgar Beane

Liz Souter
Liz Souter

Mrs Latimer

Bryony Smith
Bryony Smith

Kate McGowan

Lisa Smith
Lisa Smith

Kate Murphey

Mike Viret
Mike Viret

Isidor Straus

Amy Westwood
Amy Westwood

Charlotte Drake Cardoza

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Fiddler on the Roof
October 14, 2017

Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof 10th – 14th October 2017, 7.30pm Tuesday 10th October performance in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support The Barn Theatre, Cirencester Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein. Set in the Pale of Settlement of Imperial Russia in 1905, […] Sold Out poster

Fiddler on the Roof

10th – 14th October 2017, 7.30pm
Tuesday 10th October performance in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support
The Barn Theatre, Cirencester

Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein. Set in the Pale of Settlement of Imperial Russia in 1905, it is based on Tevye and his Daughters (or Tevye the Dairyman), a series of tales by Sholem Aleichem.

The story centres on Tevye, a poor milkman with five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach upon the family's lives. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three eldest daughters, who wish to marry for love – each one's choice of a husband moving further away from the customs of his faith – and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village.

The original 1964 Broadway production of the show had the first musical theatre run in history to surpass 3,000 performances. Fiddler held the record for the longest-running Broadway musical for almost 10 years until Grease surpassed its run. It remains Broadway's sixteenth longest-running show in history. The production won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Score and Book. It spawned five Broadway revivals and a highly successful 1971 film adaptation, and the show has enjoyed enduring international popularity.

It is certainly an enchanting show, expressing themes of love, honour, oppression and anguish, which are as relevant and understandable now as they were when it was written.

Fiddler on the Roof

10th – 14th October 2017, 7.30pm
Tuesday 10th October performance in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support
The Barn Theatre, Cirencester

Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein. Set in the Pale of Settlement of Imperial Russia in 1905, it is based on Tevye and his Daughters (or Tevye the Dairyman), a series of tales by Sholem Aleichem.

The story centres on Tevye, a poor milkman with five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach upon the family's lives. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three eldest daughters, who wish to marry for love – each one's choice of a husband moving further away from the customs of his faith – and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village.

The original 1964 Broadway production of the show had the first musical theatre run in history to surpass 3,000 performances. Fiddler held the record for the longest-running Broadway musical for almost 10 years until Grease surpassed its run. It remains Broadway's sixteenth longest-running show in history. The production won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Score and Book. It spawned five Broadway revivals and a highly successful 1971 film adaptation, and the show has enjoyed enduring international popularity.

It is certainly an enchanting show, expressing themes of love, honour, oppression and anguish, which are as relevant and understandable now as they were when it was written.

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Creative Team

Bob Hills

Director

Richard Abrams

Musical Director

Stephanie Walsh

Choreographer

Belinda Ogle-Skan

Production Manager/Assistant Director

Catherine Welch

Assistant Director

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Cast

Stuart Benjamin
Stuart Benjamin

Tevye

Rachel Howgego
Rachel Howgego

Golde

Hattie Rumsey
Hattie Rumsey

Tzeitel

Grace Hawker
Grace Hawker

Hodel

Matilda Wale
Matilda Wale

Chava

Tom Mullins
Tom Mullins

Motel

David Higgins
David Higgins

Perchik

Phil James
Phil James

Lazar Wolfe

Sue Roffe
Sue Roffe

Yente

Samuel Taunton
Samuel Taunton

Fyedka

Nicola Jee
Nicola Jee

Fiddler

LW & CW
Libby Walklett and Catherine Welch

Frumah Sarah and Grandma Tzeitel

AOS & EW
Alexandra Ogle-Skan and Emily Walklett

Bielke and Shprintze

DS, TC, ML, SM, DW
Dave Selwood, Tom Cox, Marta Leskard, Selwyn Morgan and Dave Walklett

Mordcha, Mendel, Shaindel, Rabbi and Avram

Ensemble

Helen Colledge, Geoff Cox, Julie Cox, Kate Crow, Anthony Dale, Teri Dale, Katherine Dipple, Cat Edmond, Steff Kingsley, Tirzah Kingsley, Ruth Paginton, Charlotte Paterson, Kim Pethybridge, Paula Read, Val Selwood, Paul Springate, Lisa Smith, Oliver Smith, Liz Souter, Lance Trodd, Hannah Walklett, Dan Wyatt

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Sweet Charity
May 16, 2017

Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity 16th – 20th May 2017, 7.30pm The Barn Theatre, Cirencester Sweet Charity is a musical by Cy Coleman, with lyrics by Dorothy fields and book by Neil Simon. It was famously directed by Bob Fosse, starring his wife and muse Gwen Verdon in 1966. It is based on Frederico Fellini’s screen play for […] Sweet Charity Poster

Sweet Charity

16th – 20th May 2017, 7.30pm
The Barn Theatre, Cirencester

Sweet Charity is a musical by Cy Coleman, with lyrics by Dorothy fields and book by Neil Simon. It was famously directed by Bob Fosse, starring his wife and muse Gwen Verdon in 1966. It is based on Frederico Fellini's screen play for Nights of Cabiria. However, where Fellini's black and white Italian film concerns the romantic ups and downs of an ever-hopeful sex worker, in the musical the central character is a dancer for hire at a Times Square dance hall.

The musical premiered on Broadway in 1966, where it was nominated for 9 Tony awards, and also ran in the West End as well as having revivals and international productions.

The musical was adapted for the screen in 1969 with Shirley MacLaine as Charity. Bob Fosse directed and choreographed this film.

Sweet Charity

16th – 20th May 2017, 7.30pm
The Barn Theatre, Cirencester

Sweet Charity is a musical by Cy Coleman, with lyrics by Dorothy fields and book by Neil Simon. It was famously directed by Bob Fosse, starring his wife and muse Gwen Verdon in 1966. It is based on Frederico Fellini's screen play for Nights of Cabiria. However, where Fellini's black and white Italian film concerns the romantic ups and downs of an ever-hopeful sex worker, in the musical the central character is a dancer for hire at a Times Square dance hall.

The musical premiered on Broadway in 1966, where it was nominated for 9 Tony awards, and also ran in the West End as well as having revivals and international productions.

The musical was adapted for the screen in 1969 with Shirley MacLaine as Charity. Bob Fosse directed and choreographed this film.

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Creative Team

Rachel Wright

Director/Choreographer

Stephanie Walsh

Musical Director/Choreographer

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Cast

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Sarah Kilmister

Charity Hope Valentine

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Fiona Paterson

Helene

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Gemma Pearson

Nickie

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Christopher Walsh

Oscar Lindquist

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Keith Swinford

Herman

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Harry Apps

Daddy Brubeck

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Jonathan Baron

Vittorio Vidal

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Grace Hawker

Ursula March

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Katrina Rose Webb

Rosie

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Jennifer Gaden

Carmen

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Olivia White

Frenchy

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Rachel Bartlett

Suzanne

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Kate Crow

Elaine

Ensemble

Aileen Anderson, Peter Bartlett, Paul de Boer, Iain Hicken, Bob Hills, Belinda Ogle-Skan, Richard Parker, Charlotte Paterson, Hattie Rumsey, Andy Richardson, Sue Roffe, Becci Smith, Lisa Smith, Mike Virret

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The Mikado
October 18, 2016

The Mikado

The Mikado 18th – 22nd October 2016, 7.30pm The Barn Theatre, Cirencester The Mikado presents a problem for directors – audiences love the show, and it consistently ranks as the all-time favourite Gilbert and Sullivan musical; yet for amateur performers the idea of presenting yet another ‘fans and parasols’ Mikado is rarely an exciting prospect. How […] Flyer_front-page-001

The Mikado

18th – 22nd October 2016, 7.30pm
The Barn Theatre, Cirencester

The Mikado presents a problem for directors - audiences love the show, and it consistently ranks as the all-time favourite Gilbert and Sullivan musical; yet for amateur performers the idea of presenting yet another 'fans and parasols' Mikado is rarely an exciting prospect. How to give the audience what they want, yet still make the process of working on the show exciting for the performers? This production was created to please both camps - having encouraged the cast to return to the original libretto and music with an open mind for inspiration, rather than slavishly copying old traditions.

This Mikado is set in 'a timeless Japan of the imagination', and in various locations around the city of Titipu, most notably within the city hall precincts. This is one of Gilbert's funniest scripts, and it brings great joy when audiences 130 years on still find it funny, and leave humming Sullivan's amazing tunes.

The Mikado

18th – 22nd October 2016, 7.30pm
The Barn Theatre, Cirencester

The Mikado presents a problem for directors - audiences love the show, and it consistently ranks as the all-time favourite Gilbert and Sullivan musical; yet for amateur performers the idea of presenting yet another 'fans and parasols' Mikado is rarely an exciting prospect. How to give the audience what they want, yet still make the process of working on the show exciting for the performers? This production was created to please both camps - having encouraged the cast to return to the original libretto and music with an open mind for inspiration, rather than slavishly copying old traditions.

This Mikado is set in 'a timeless Japan of the imagination', and in various locations around the city of Titipu, most notably within the city hall precincts. This is one of Gilbert's funniest scripts, and it brings great joy when audiences 130 years on still find it funny, and leave humming Sullivan's amazing tunes.

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Creative Team

Simon Moss

Director

Suzanne Barnes

Musical Director

Grace Hawker

Assistant Director

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Cast

Rob Burbidge

Ko-Ko

Chris Roberts

Nanki-Poo

Grace Hawker

Yum-Yum

Selwyn Morgan

The Mikado

Karen Dacre

Katisha

Tom Mullins

Pooh-Bah

Bryony Smith

Pitti-Sing

Juliet Biard

Peep-Bo

Lance Trodd

Go-To

Chrissie Carling, Kate Crow, Marta Leskard and Olivia White

Ting-Ling, Pritti-Neat, Mi-Ow and Es-Te

Ensemble

Aileen Anderson, Pete Bartlett, Lizzie Clark, Geoff Cox, Anthony Dale, Teri Dale, Katherine Dipple, Gerald Elphick, Jenny Gaden, Samantha Hawkins, Iain Hicken, Mike Ide, Steff Kingsley, Ruth Ludlam, Paula Read, Sue Roffe, Richard Schofield, Lisa Smith, Liz Souter, Karen Spriggs

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Jekyll & Hyde
May 16, 2016

Jekyll & Hyde

Die Fledermaus
October 24, 2015

Die Fledermaus

Anything Goes
May 11, 2015

Anything Goes

Patience
October 20, 2014

Patience

A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum
May 20, 2014

A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum

The Yeomen of the Guard
October 20, 2013

The Yeomen of the Guard

Hello Dolly
May 20, 2013

Hello Dolly

The Pirates of Penzance
October 20, 2012

The Pirates of Penzance

Follies
May 20, 2012

Follies

2018 Titanic the Musical

2017 Fiddler on the Roof

2017 Sweet Charity

2016 The Mikado

2016 Jekyll & Hyde

2015 Die Fledermaus

2015 Anything Goes

2014 Patience

2014 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

2013 The Yeomen of the Guard

2013 Hello Dolly

2012 The Pirates of Penzance

2012 Follies

2011 The Sorcerer

2011 Guys & Dolls

2010 Princess Ida

2010 Mack & Mabel

2009 Trial by Jury & HMS Pinafore

2009 Calamity Jane

2008 Iolanthe

2008 My Fair Lady

2007 The Gondoliers

2007 Kiss Me, Kate

2006 The Mikado

2006 Fiddler on the Roof

2005 Ruddigore

2005 Oklahoma!

2004 Patience

2004 Oliver!

2003 The Yeomen of the Guard

2003 Anything Goes

2002 The Pirates of Penzance

2002 Sweet Charity

2001 The Sorcerer

2001 South Pacific

2000 Sullivan - A Knight to Remember

2000 Carousel

1999 HMS Pinafore

1999 The Sound of Music

1998 Iolanthe

1998 La Vie Parisienne

1997 The Gondoliers

1997 My Fair Lady

1996 The Mikado

1996 Oklahoma!

1995 Ruddigore

1995 The Pyjama Game

1994 The Pirates of Penzance

1994 Carmen - The Musical

1993 Princess Ida

1993 Calamity Jane

1992 La Bella Helene

1992 The Boyfriend

1991 Cox and Box & HMS Pinafore

1991 Cabaret

1990 Brigadoon

1989 The Sorcerer

1989 Fiddler on the Roof

1988 The Gondoliers

1988 The White Horse Inn

1987 The Mikado

1987 The Merry Widow

1986 The Yeomen of the Guard

1986 My Fair Lady

1985 Patience

1985 South Pacific

1984 The Pirates of Penzance

1983 Iolanthe

1982 Ruddigore

1981 Princess Ida

1981 Out of My Dreams

1980 Trial by Jury & HMS Pinafore

1980 The Boyfriend

1979 The Gondoliers

1979 The Gypsy Baron

1978 Patience

1978 The Pirates of Penzance

1977 Fiddler on the Roof

1977 The Sorcerer

1976 Oklahoma!

1976 The Mikado

1975 Iolanthe

1975 Free as Air

1974 No, No Nanette

 

1973 Ruddigore

1973 Kismet

1972 Trial by Jury & HMS Pinafore

1972 The Merry Widow

1971 The Gondoliers

1971 The Maid of the Mountains

1970 The Vagabond King

1970 The Pirates of Penzance

1969 Iolanthe

1969 The White Horse Inn

1968 The Desert Song

1967 The Mikado

1966 South Pacific

1965 Oklahoma!

1964 Trial by Jury & HMS Pinafore

1963 The Gondoliers

1962 The Mikado

1961 Iolanthe

1960 The Sorcerer

1958 Ruddigore

1957 The Pirates of Penzance

1956 Trial by Jury & HMS Pinafore

1955 Patience

1954 The Gondoliers

1953 The Mikado

1952 Iolanthe

1951 The Pirates of Penzance