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2020


OUR FIVE STAR SHOWS FOR 2019

★★★★★

THE BUTTERFLY LION

HENRY V

THE 39 STEPS

DADDY LONG LEGS A CHRISTMAS CAROL

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“Don’t bother buying the book. Come and see the show it’s much better!” Sir Michael Morpurgo

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“A populist hal for a post-Brexit world” The Telegraph

“A non-stop fivestar feast of comic entertainment” Wilts & Glos Standard

“Another rock-solid piece of work brimming with talent” The Stage

“Theatrical, funny and utterly magical” SoGlos


WELCOME

Contents

Welcome to our Built by Barn productions for 2020

The Importance of Being Earnest 23rd January - 15th February

2019 saw the launch of our Built by Barn brand which is now fast establishing itself as a mark of quality in the theatre industry drawing five-star critical reviews from national and regional media.

Ben Hur 4th March - 18th April

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Jeeves & Wooster 21st April - 9th May

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The Mozart Question 20th May - 27th June

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Brigadoon 15th July - 5th September

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The Turn of the Screw 23rd September - 31st October

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The Brothers Grimm Present Cinderella 19th November - 9th January 2021

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Our first “transfer” – The 39 Steps to the Theatre Royal Windsor – was a fantastic achievement and underlines our growing reputation as a high calibre producing house. We have an ambition to transfer all our future productions and be involved in other co-productions. Every season we have to keep challenging ourselves to raise the bar further. The future focus of our creative output will very much look at developing and writing new material along with adapting existing works. Our next season’s mix features a number of exciting collaborations that will definitely thrill and entertain our growing audiences. Our team have worked so hard to bring together another exciting selection of titles for your enjoyment. For the 2020 Built by Barn season, we are delighted to present a line-up of SEVEN

productions.

Iwan Lewis, Artistic Director

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Téatro Restaurant & Atrium

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Barn Business Club

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Barn Learning

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Sponsor a Seat

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Barn Community

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Become a Patron

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Bremner at the Barn

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Your visit to the Barn

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Amateur Theatre at the Barn

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Our Cashback Scheme

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Support your Theatre

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Booking Information

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Friends of the Barn

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Keep in Touch

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23 JAN – 15 FEB

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

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Oscar Wilde’s cherished The Importance of Being Earnest returns to the Barn Theatre, after its successful 2019 run.

Rapid quick-changes, tap dancing, fabulous frocks and enough tea to sink a ship, audiences are in for a wildly waggish time.

This hilarious, twoman re-imagining of the classic will delight and entertain in equal measure.

It’s Oscar Wilde’s classic as you’ve never seen it before – Built by Barn style!

Already recognised as one of the UK’s funniest plays, this ingenious, riotous, re-telling of the story has two incredibly talented actors playing every single character.

BY OSCAR WILDE DIRECTED BY BRYAN HODGSON See it here first before it goes to London!

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JANUARY Thu 23rd Fri 24th Sat 25th Mon 27th Tue 28th Wed 29th Thu 30th Fri 31st

19.30 19.30 14.30, 19.30 19.30 19.30 19.30 14.30, 19.30 19.30

FEBRUARY Sat 1st Mon 3rd Tue 4th Wed 5th Thu 6th Fri 7th Sat 8th Mon 10th Tue 11th Wed 12th Thu 13th Fri 14th Sat 15th

14.30, 19.30 19.30 19.30 19.30 14.30, 19.30 19.30 14.30, 19.30 19.30 19.30 19.30 14.30, 19.30 19.30 14.30, 19.30


4 MAR – 18 APR MARCH

BEN HUR Patrick Barlow, the adaptor of The 39 Steps, weaves his compressed style into one of the largest and funniest stories ever told. This comedy farce is based on one of the best-selling books of the nineteenth century and this adaptation condenses the saga so that it can be told by just four actors.

PATRICK BARLOW

BY BASED ON THE NOVEL BY GENERAL ‘LEW’ WALLACE “Ben Hur” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD, a Concord Theatricals Company

within Jerusalem during the life of Jesus Christ. All may not go to plan as this Built By Barn production follows a theatre troupe struggling to stage one of the most epic tales of all time. Rivalries form, offstage romances blossom and intervene, complete with a chariot race, a sea battle and stage combat.

Ben Hur, as you may know it, charts the story of the fictional Jewish prince and merchant Judah who falls to galley slave and rises to champion charioteer

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Wed 4th Thu 5th Fri 6th Sat 7th Mon 9th Tue 10th Wed 11th Thu 12th Fri 13th Sat 14th Mon 16th Tue 17th Wed 18th Thu 19th Fri 20th Sat 21st Mon 30th Tue 31st

APRIL

Wed 1st Thu 2nd Fri 3rd Sat 4th Mon 6th Tue 7th Wed 8th Thu 9th Fri 10th Sat 11th Mon 13th Tue 14th Wed 15th Thu 16th Fri 17th Sat 18th

19.30 19.30 19.30 14.30, 19.30 19.30 19.30 19.30 14.30, 19.30 19.30 14.30, 19.30 19.30 19.30 19.30 14.30, 19.30 19.30 14.30, 19.30 19.30 19.30 19.30 14.30, 19.30 19.30 14.30, 19.30 19.30 19.30 19.30 14.30, 19.30 19.30 14.30, 19.30 19.30 19.30 19.30 14.30, 19.30 19.30 14.30, 19.30


21 APR – 9 MAY JEEVES & WOOSTER Take your seats with caution! This is the Barn Theatre’s first coproduction. We are partnering with Theatre Chipping Norton to take this Jeeves & Wooster production to over 50 venues across the UK, including the Barn at the end of April.

A NEW PLAY ADAPTED FROM THE WORKS OF PG WODEHOUSE WRITTEN BY THE GOODALE BROTHERS

Aristocratic buffoon Bertie Wooster has hired the theatre for the night to present his one-man show detailing a recent and rather spectacular series of misadventures, including the theft of a novelty cow creamer and a narrow escape from unwanted matrimony. The only trouble is Bertie hasn’t worked out who’s going to play the parts.

Will the show be a disaster? Will the scenery stay upright? Or will his trusty manservant Jeeves step in and save the day? In a joyous reimagining of the classic PG Wodehouse characters, three actors hurl themselves from role to role as they race to tell the story of Bertie’s own farcical adventures. Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense was created by the Goodale Brothers, adapted primarily from PG Wodehouse’s ‘The Code of the Woosters.’ After hugely successful runs in the West End, it won the 2014 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.

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APRIL

Tue 21st Wed 22nd Thu 23rd Fri 24th Sat 25th Mon 27th Tue 28th Wed 29th Thu 30th

MAY

Fri 1st Sat 2nd Mon 4th Tue 5th Wed 6th Thu 7th Fri 8th Sat 9th

19.30 19.30 *14.30, 19.30 19.30 14.30, 19.30 19.30 19.30 19.30 14.30, 19.30 19.30 14.30, 19.30 19.30 19.30 19.30 14.30, 19.30 19.30 14.30, 19.30

*Relaxed performance at 14.30 and BSL performance at 19.30 on 23rd April.


20 MAY – 27 JUN

THE MOZART QUESTION Following our successful production of The Butterfly Lion, The Barn and Sir Michael Morpurgo have reunited to bring this hugely important story to life. The story has been adapted for the stage by the talented Vicki Berwick. We open with a young reporter sent to interview the great violinist Paolo Levi. There’s just one condition - she must not ask The Mozart Question. However, as the interview unfolds, Paolo begins to tell her his life story, including the answer to the mystery. ​

BY MICHAEL MORPURGO ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY VICKI BERWICK

Catch the show before it goes on a UK wide tour!

He takes us back to his childhood in Venice recounting how he discovered a violin in his home. A violin with a haunting traumatic past set against the backdrop of the Holocaust. “...It is the most important story I have ever written, about the best and most beautiful and most heavenly that is in us, and the worst and most wicked and most hellish too. I have no doubt the Barn are creating a play worthy of the immensity of the tragedy, a play that reflects the power of music to heal, to bring reconciliation and peace in a troubled world.” ​ – Michael Morpurgo​

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MAY

Wed 20th Thu 21st Fri 22nd Sat 23rd Mon 25th Tue 26th Wed 27th Thu 28th Fri 29th

JUNE

Sat 30th Mon 1st Tue 2nd Wed 3rd Thu 4th Fri 5th Sat 6th Mon 8th Tue 9th Wed 10th Thu 11th Fri 12th Sat 13th Mon 15th Tue 16th Wed 17th Thu 18th Fri 19th Sat 20th Mon 22nd Tue 23rd Wed 24th Thu 25th Fri 26th Sat 27th

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15 JUL – 5 SEP BRIGADOON The Barn Theatre presents a new take on the classic 1943 Broadway musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, honouring the original production by breathing new life into, and emphasising, the relevance of the story behind the musical.

BOOK AND LYRICS BY

ALAN JAY LERNER

MUSIC BY

FREDERICK LOEWE

ORIGINAL DANCES CREATED BY AGNES DEMILLE

Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited

By marrying the epic score with a traditional Scottish Ceilidh folk band the story is given a vibrant energy through actormusicianship. That small contemporary folk style will infuse and emphasise the Scottish tones of the original score of Brigadoon, merging

AUGUST

it with the Barn’s passion for ensemble storytelling and actormusicianship. The Barn will deliver this magical tale to a modern-day audience.

JULY

Wed 15th Thu 16th Fri 17th Sat 18th Mon 20th Tue 21st Wed 22nd Thu 23rd Fri 24th Sat 25th Mon 27th Tue 28th Wed 29th Thu 30th Fri 31st

19.30 19.30 19.30 14.30, 19.30 19.30 19.30 19.30 14.30, 19.30 19.30 14.30, 19.30 19.30 19.30 19.30 14.30, 19.30 19.30

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Sat 1st Mon 3rd Tue 4th Wed 5th Thu 6th Fri 7th Sat 8th Mon 10th Tue 11th Wed 12th Thu 13th Fri 14th Sat 15th Mon 17th Tue 18th Wed 19th Thu 20th Fri 21st Sat 22nd Mon 24th Tue 25th Wed 26th Thu 27th Fri 28th Sat 29th Mon 31st Tue 1st Wed 2nd Thu 3rd Fri 4th Sat 5th

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23 SEP – 31 OCT THE TURN OF THE SCREW Our first horror show will be immersive, visceral and terrifying. Victorian horror novella, The Turn of the Screw by Henry James follows a governess who, caring for two children at a remote estate, becomes convinced that the grounds are haunted. The novella has been adapted numerous times in radio drama, film, stage, and television including the 1961 film, The Innocents.

BASED ON THE NOVEL BY HENRY JAMES

It now also forms Part II of the Netflix series, The Haunting

of Hill House, titled The Haunting of Bly Manor. Now, the Barn Theatre brings its unique style of theatre to a fresh interpretation of this classic work. Come and experience a gripping theatrical exploration of fear, Barn Theatre style.

SEPTEMBER Wed 23rd Thu 24th Fri 25th Sat 26th Mon 28th Tue 29th Wed 30th

19.30 19.30 19.30 14.30, 19.30 19.30 19.30 19.30

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OCTOBER Thu 1st Fri 2nd Sat 3rd Mon 5th Tue 6th Wed 7th Thu 8th Fri 9th Sat 10th Mon 12th Tue 13th Wed 14th Thu 15th Fri 16th Sat 17th Mon 19th Tue 20th Wed 21st Thu 22nd Fri 23rd Sat 24th Mon 26th Tue 27th Wed 28th Thu 29th Fri 30th Sat 31st

19.30 19.00, 21.30 14.30, 19.30 19.30 19.30 19.30 19.30 19.00, 21.30 14.30, 19.30 19.30 19.30 19.30 19.30 19.00, 21.30 14.30, 19.30 19.30 19.30 19.30 19.30 19.00, 21.30 14.30, 19.30 19.30 19.30 19.30 19.30 19.00, 21.30 14.30, 19.30


19 NOV – 9 JAN CINDERELLA The Barn’s 2020 season would not be complete without a festive treat and something for all the family.

she begins to speak we are launched into a tale of kindness, cruelty, music and magic, slippers, pumpkins and wolves.

Alan Pollock, the writer behind our 2019 sellout show, A Christmas Carol, is back with a new adaption of The Brothers Grimm’s classic story, Cinderella.

Blending song, illusion, performance and puppetry, The Brothers Grimm present: Cinderella, is Cinderella as you have always known it.

Wilhelm and Jakob are the ultimate odd couple. They are The Brothers Grimm. It’s late and the brothers are at each other’s throats… As the brothers fight, a young girl appears. As

BY ALAN POLLOCK

DECEMBER

NOVEMBER Thu 19th Fri 20th Sat 21st Mon 23rd Tue 24th Wed 25th Thu 26th Fri 27th Sat 28th Mon 30th

19.30 19.30 14.30, 19.30 13.00 10:30, 14:30 19.30 13.00 19.30 14.30, 19.30 13.00

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Tue 1st Wed 2nd Thu 3rd Fri 4th Sat 5th Mon 7th Tue 8th Wed 9th Thu 10th Fri 11th Sat 12th Mon 14th Tue 15th Wed 16th Thu 17th Fri 18th Sat 19th Mon 21st Tue 22nd Wed 23rd Thu 24th Sat 26th Mon 28th Tue 29th Wed 30th

10.30, 14.30 19.30 13.00 19.30 14.30, 19.30 13.00 10.30, 14.30 19.30 13.00 19.30 14.30, 19.30 13.00 10.30, 14.30 19.30 13.00 19.30 14.30, 19.30 13.00 10.30, 14.30 19.30 15.30 14.30, 19.30 14.30, 19.30 14.30, 19.30 14.30, 19.30

Sat 2nd Mon 4th Tue 5th Wed 6th Thu 7th Fri 8th Sat 9th

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JANUARY


TÉATRO

Before the show Our Téatro restaurant, offers an eclectic, stylish bar and dining experience. Tuesday to Saturday we offer an a la carte menu and Sunday we are open for a traditional roast lunch. We source our food from local suppliers, offering only the best ingredients.

Make your visit extra special...

Téatro also offers fine wines, champagnes, and a large artisan gin selection. Menus change every 6 – 8 weeks, and during the summer months a wonderful al fresco menu is offered. You can soak up the atmospheric interiors or if the weather is fine, our large outdoor terrace.

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ATRIUM

After the show Why not extend your evening after the show. Téatro continues to take tables until 10.30pm (from 12th March) or just pop down for a drink and nibbles on a Friday and Saturday night and enjoy live piano music until 11pm. On a Sunday, Téatro is open for bookings from Midday to 4pm, this extends to 5pm on a performance day.

Atrium Coffee offers drinks and bar snacks before performances and during the interval. Drinks, crisps, popcorn, ice cream and sweets are all available. The Atrium is open 7 days a week, serving hot and cold drinks as well as a varied selection for breakfast and lunch, plus an array of delicious cakes.

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BARN LEARNING Barn Learning is our approach to empowering young people and engaging them in the arts.

Our philosophy is inspired by Arts Council England’s Seven Quality Principles, which aim to raise the standard of work being produced by, with and for children and young people. The 3 Pillars of the Barn Learning Ethos • Storytelling and Creative Learning for the Community • The Wellbeing of the Performer • Access, Inclusion, Diversity and Participation

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Sunday Academy Our sessions provide young people aged 4-18 with a fun and safe learning environment, giving them the opportunity to hone skills, to make life-long friends and to become well-rounded individuals. Our tutors apply a 360 degrees approach to learning, applying various learning styles and structuring content to suit our learners’ needs. From full-scale musicals to showcases and group projects, we are invested in empowering our young people to develop both their creative skills and their people skills.

The Barn Youth Company is an initiative that aims to give our young creatives a voice and a safe space, wherein they can develop their practice, critical artistry and creative entrepreneurship. Our Vision is to establish a community of practice in the Cotswolds that is renowned for inspiring young creatives to be the best they can be. Our Ambition is to nurture future generations of theatre makers, innovators and active citizens. School Workshops Barn Learning’s culture extends beyond its four walls. Our workshops programme seeks to engage young people to explore facets of our Built by Barn shows, focusses on specific areas of theatre, and bespoke workshops tailored to schools’ needs. Internships and Placements The Learning team is invested in the professional development of young people. We provide internships and placements to local and European youth throughout the year. Our team has recently established a relationship with Studio 18, a creative youth organisation in Malta, in order to promote cultural exchange.

23 “Incredible standard. Huge talent. Very professional tuition. They know how to bring the best out of their students!” Barn Academy parent


BARN COMMUNITY The Barn Theatre strives to do its utmost to engage with the local community and to create an environment accessible to all – we aim to be Relevant, Reflective and Responsive. This on-going commitment has risen to the forefront of our vision and paved the way for a number of initiatives: #TheatreForAll Ticket Scheme The Theatre For All free ticket scheme removes financial barriers so that disadvantaged people from all walks of life, from children to older people, can experience live professional theatre in a welcoming environment. Scheme participants enjoy access to a choice of any Built By Barn Productions throughout the year, as part of our mission to engage our community in theatre.

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Front of House Volunteer Programme This programme regularly recruits members of the community to a team of dedicated volunteers, proud to be a part of life at the Barn Theatre.

Scholarships Scheme The Barn Theatre awards scholarships to young people engaged in the Barn Learning programme who are suffering financial hardship. This process is means tested, by application and a panel review. Community Choirs Our community choirs gather at local venues to learn a song and perform it within three hours – anyone can participate! Workshops Throughout the year, the Barn Theatre holds workshops open to the public, both at the weekend and during holiday periods. This year’s programme aims to introduce participants to the various elements of performance.

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BREMNER AT THE BARN AMATEUR THEATRE The Barn Theatre is proud to support amateur theatre.

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Following Rory Bremner’s three previous sold-out engagements at the Barn, he will be creating a new series of exclusive performances for the theatre under Bremner At The Barn. Rory Bremner is the UK’s leading comedy and satirical impressionist. Over forty years ago, Bremner put on a duffel coat and performed his first public impression – of his French teacher, Derek Swift. Nine years later, he starred in his first BBC series Now – Something Else and starting contributing to Spitting Image. Today, Rory Bremner is widely rated as Britain’s sharpest impressionist – a one-

man opposition party. After the popularity of his previous performances, priority booking will be available for members, Friends and Patrons for each event in the series. Following which, any remaining tickets will be made available to the general public.

“[I] love the Barn and it’ll be great to bring some exciting and talented friends to perform here”.

Theatre Ink and COS Productions have come together to perform shows at the Barn Theatre as TinkCo. The groups have been performing sideby-side for 8 years, constantly evolving and growing closer, and now, within our ‘memberships’, there are many who are involved with both. The next natural step is to bring this relationship even High Society: Chicago: Chess:

closer by forming one theatre group. Theatre Ink has grown into one of the top amateur groups in the area, celebrating 10 successful years, and expands its reach into Swindon. COS is a long-established award-winning group, with a 68-year history, embedded in Cirencester town. Both groups share audiences and cast members. TinkCo will continue to perform at the Barn Theatre in 2020. 25th - 28th March 2020 1st - 4th July 2020 4th - 7th November 2020

Each show has a Saturday matinee.

Rory Bremner

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SUPPORT YOUR THEATRE The Barn Theatre Project was established as an unsubsidised charity with an aim to build a reputation for excellence in professional theatre as a producing house. The Barn’s vision is to rival the very best in the country, not only drawing well-known creatives and actors but also championing up and coming talent while amplifying a unique personality through great story telling.

theatre is open to everyone by supporting a vibrant programme of development, participation, education and outreach work. The positive effects of the Barn Theatre can be seen every day, whether it’s through our diverse community programmes, our Barn Academy children or our show audiences.

Not many people realise that the Barn Theatre is a charity. Each year we need to raise a substantial sum of money so we can continue to make outstanding professional theatre, which reaches as many people as possible whilst keeping our ticket prices as low as we can. A significant percentage of our income is earned through ticket sales but for the remainder we rely on the generosity of wonderful people like you to keep this special theatre running.

Support your theatre. Make new friends. Share our passion.

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Every pound raised has helped us to create ambitious theatre skilfully brought together by our amazing creative team and involving some of the most exciting talent in the country. We also ensure

Thank you.

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OUR SUPPORTERS

Our sincere thanks to everyone who has supported and continues to support the Barn Theatre. Your gift will help us further develop this vibrant art form and ensure that we can all share in the emotions and experiences that theatre can deliver.

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Sponsors St James’s Place Cerno Capital Gold Patron Shan Hughes Silver Patron Harry and Diana Acland Dr Andrew Lichnowski Ceri Harding Julie Jones David and Leslie Unwin Virginia Stourton

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Trust and Foundations The National Lottery Community Fund Hitchins Family Trust The Cotswold Primrose Charitable Trust Gloucestershire Community Foundation Freemasons Grants Programme Grassroots Fund Tesco Groundwork Bags of Help The Lennox Hannay Charitable Trust The Jack Lane Charitable Trust Barchester’s Charitable Foundation The Rowland’s Trust The Winstone Charitable Trust D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust The Langtree Trust IPJ

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FRIENDS OF THE BARN Become a Friend of the Barn Theatre and make a real difference. Help us put our community at the heart of what we do. Since its launch, our Friends of the Barn initiative has helped our outreach programmes inspire people of all ages to realise their dreams, help them build their personal confidence and create opportunities to further their ambitions. We all share a passion for the performing arts and the positive influence it can have in enriching the lives of others. Your Friends support is vitally important if we are to continue our ambitious plans.

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DONATE: Email us at charity@barntheatre.org.uk

This year our outreach programmes will take us to more schools, care homes and other community organisations, and this is only possible with the help and support that you as Friends give us. So, becoming a Friend of the Barn really can make a difference.

Single and Joint Memberships are now available.

SINGLE MEMBERSHIP £30 JOINT MEMBERSHIP £45 In return for your loyalty, becoming a Friend of the Barn entitles you to the following benefits: • No booking fee (£1.50 per ticket) when you purchase tickets for any of our performances • Priority booking - a 7-day early bird exclusive period to purchase tickets before the general public (Monday – Thursday performances) • Members newsletter • A Friends Preview Event – giving exclusive access to professional show information/plans (2 invites for joint membership) • Invitation to a Barn Theatre Annual Event

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If you would like to join Friends of the Barn, please contact: Paul Flynn - 01285 648252 or email paul.flynn@barntheatre.org.uk with your request.

JOIN: Email us at charity@barntheatre.org.uk


BUSINESS CLUB The Barn Theatre is the ideal place to bring clients, employees and friends to experience stimulating,innovative and thought-provoking productions and events. Our Barn Business Club offers unforgettable entertaining and networking opportunities. Our business members enable us to: • Provide the best performing arts tuition • Make professional theatre accessible for all • Offer Barn Outreach workshops for schools • Inspire young actors, writers and musicians • Award scholarships at our Barn Academy for gifted and talented pupils facing hardship • Support writing and acting talent

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Become a Business Club SILVER member for £500 or a Barn Business Club GOLD member for £1,000 a year and look forward to many business membership benefits: RAISE your profile • Listing and link as a supporter on our online supporters’ page • Atrium Banner thank you

• Public thank you in all our Built by Barn programmes • 15% discount on advertising in our professional show programmes Networking Opportunities • Invite for two for 2 selected Preview nights for our Built by Barn productions (subject to availability) • Advance notification of professional shows • Priority booking - a 7-day early bird exclusive period to purchase tickets before the general public (Monday – Thursday performances) • Invitation for two employees to a Barn Theatre Annual Event Join Barn Business Club - GOLD for £1,000 a year and as well as the above, you will be entitled to these additional benefits: • Priority booking - a 7-day early bird exclusive period to purchase tickets before the general public (Monday – Saturday performances) • Invite for two for 4 selected Preview nights for our Built by Barn productions (subject to availability) • Additional benefit to organise a bespoke event (paid for) • Meet the Cast/Artistic Director event

SPONSOR A SEAT Why not sponsor a seat for yourself or a loved one. For a one-off donation of £200 we will engrave your personal message on a plaque in the auditorium and this will remain on the seat for a period of one year. Become a supporter today and secure a bright future for the Barn Theatre. A few things to consider: • If you are an individual, you need to supply the exact words you require on the plaque – a maximum of 30 characters • Seat sponsorship is for a one-year period from the date of purchase. After this period, the seat sponsorship can be renewed if required

• A plaque will appear in the main auditorium • You will be able to continue to sponsor a seat after this initial period (at a further cost) • If you are an individual, please enquire about applying Gift Aid to your donation – every little bit helps to support your theatre You will also receive: • Regular e-news with Barn events and insight • The opportunity to book a backstage tour (2 invites) • Public thank-you on our dedicated supporter web page • Invitation to Barn Theatre Annual Event

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BECOME A PATRON

Make something special happen by joining our patron scheme. Your support makes a vital contribution to funding our artistic programming and our work in the community.

Become a Silver Patron for £40 a month or £480 per year

Become a Gold Patron for £85 a month or £1,020 per year

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As a SILVER PATRON, you will enjoy the following benefits:

As a GOLD PATRON, you will enjoy the following benefits:

• Regular e-news with Barn events and insight • Priority booking: 7 days in advance (Monday to Thursday) • The opportunity to book a backstage tour (2 invites) • Invite for two to 2 selected Preview nights for our Built by Barn productions (subject to availability)

• Regular e-news with Barn events and insight • Priority booking: 7 days in advance (Monday to Saturday) • The opportunity to book a backstage tour (2 invites) • A framed signed show poster of your choice with plaque • Invite for two for 4 selected Preview nights for our Built by Barn

• Meet the Cast event • Public thank you in all professional show programmes • Public thank-you on our dedicated supporter web page • Invitation to Barn Theatre Annual Event • Complimentary Programme for Built by Barn production

To become a SILVER PATRON today please contact: Paul Flynn - 01285 648252 or email paul.flynn@barntheatre.org.uk with your request

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productions (subject to availability) Meet the Cast/Artistic Director event Public thank you in all professional show programmes Public thank-you on our dedicated supporter web page Invitation to Barn Theatre Annual Event Complimentary Programme for Built by Barn production

To become a GOLD PATRON today please contact: Paul Flynn - 01285 648252 or email paul.flynn@barntheatre.org.uk with your request


MEMBERSHIP Make something special happen by becoming a Barn Theatre Member. Your support makes a vital contribution to funding our artistic programming and our work in the community.

OUR CHARITY The Barn Theatre Project is a registered charity. We rely on funding to continue our charitable work in the community: • Providing drama/singing workshops in schools • Working creatively with older people • Free theatre tickets with our ‘Theatre for All’ scheme

“Thank you very much for the free tickets this year, they certainly have brought joy to many people….” Chris Walker Age UK Gloucestershire “Being able to attend a performance allows them to feel they can do something that others take for granted.” Sarah Bourne The Churn Project “Thanks again for enabling our pupils to have these valuable and rich live theatre experiences.” Wendy Cirencester Primary School (Drama Workshop – The Butterfly Lion)

JOIN: Email us at charity@barntheatre.org.uk

Our #TheatreForAll partners include:

“It was a real treat, but it gave them the chance to feel normal. We felt like a family, nobody judging them and no one knew they were homeless they felt the same as everyone else who had bought tickets.” Millie

Cirencester Housing for Young People

DONATE: Email us at charity@barntheatre.org.uk


PLAN YOUR VISIT Whether you are a long-standing theatregoer or considering your first membership for you, your friends and your family, you can play an invaluable role in helping us build a sustainable future for your theatre. #TheatreForAll Our ticketing policy for 2020 enables everyone in the community to experience all our productions at an affordable price. WE WEC MW MWC

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The Barn is at the heart of our community, providing high quality, professional theatre and entertainment for everyone. • Buying a ticket at the Barn Theatre represents real value for money • Big Savings – Buying a season offer will save 29% on ticket prices for our in-house productions • 7 shows for the price of 5 • Excellent family value entertainment with new family offers

= Weekend = Weekend Concession = Midweek = Midweek Concession

WE WEC MW MWC £25 £23 £20 £18

Zone B: Rows C-H Zone C: Rows J-P

£33 £31

£28 £26

Zone D: Rows Q-S

£20 £18

£20 £18

Zone E: T,U

£10

£10

£37 £35 £33 £31

£10

£10

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SEASON TICKETS A Season ticket is the best value way to watch our seven Built by Barn productions Our Season Ticket package which offers: • A massive 29% saving off our normal ticket prices • Buying a season ticket gives you our 7 shows for the price of 5 • Buying a Barn Theatre Season demonstrates incredible value for money with prices starting from as little as £50, which is just over £7 per show! • A booking fee applies to each ticket Zone A: Rows A,B

WE WEC MW MWC £125 £115 £100 £90

Zone B: £165 £155 £140 £130 Rows C-H Zone C: £185 £175 £165 £155 Rows J-P Zone D: £100 £90 £100 £90 Rows Q-S Zone E: T,U

£50 £50 £50 £50

Why not buy a season ticket as a gift for a theatreloving friend. You buy the ticket they choose the dates. The perfect Christmas, birthday or anniversary present! As a valued Season ticket holder you can get priority booking for receiving shows in your designated season ticket zone, subject to availability.

Family Offer A family offer at the Barn Theatre represents great value for money with prices from as little as £7.50* per person. Based on 2 Adults x 2 Children (*price based on MWC in Zone E). A family offer comprises 2 adults and up to 3 children. Pricing for family offer – full price adult plus ½ price child up to 3 children. Child applies to anyone under 16 in a family group.

Zone A: Rows A,B

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WE WEC MW MWC £75 £71 £60 £56

Zone B: Rows C-H Zone C: Rows J-P

£99 £95 £84 £80

Zone D: Rows Q-S

£60 £54 £60 £54

Zone E: T,U

£30 £30 £30 £30

£111 £107 £99 £95

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CASHBACK We understand how difficult it is for charitable groups and various volunteer organisations to raise money.

The Barn Theatre Cashback scheme is a great way to generate funds for your charity or organisation and have a great night out at the same time. The Barn Theatre is looking to help groups like yours to raise much needed funds by incorporating fundraising into a theatre trip. This makes fundraising for your group almost effortless – you’ve just got to come along to the theatre, have a great evening, and your organisation can benefit greatly from it!

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Bring your colleagues, friends or family to the theatre and for every ticket purchased we will make up to a 20% donation of the total cost into your nominated fund. • Up to 10 tickets = 5% donation • Above 10 tickets = 10% donation • Above 20 tickets = 15% donation • Above 30 tickets = 20% on the total order.

THE MORE PEOPLE YOU BRING THE MORE MONEY YOU CAN RAISE! The Barn Theatre Cashback applies to all matinees and Built by Barn evening performances on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday only.

HOW DOES CASHBACK WORK?

• You will need to appoint a coordinator who will contact and collate numbers of all those interested in attending one of our Built by Barn professional shows. The coordinator will be entitled to one complimentary ticket. • The coordinator will then place an order for a given number of tickets by contacting the Barn Theatre Box Office for the production you wish to attend. • The Barn Theatre will raise an invoice for the total amount for payment. • Once paid, tickets will be emailed to the coordinators address. • 30 days after your visit, The Barn Theatre will make the specified donation into the charity/funds of your choice.

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IT’S THAT SIMPLE! Contact the Box Office today.

boxoffice@barntheatre.org.uk 01285 648255

boxoffice@barntheatre.org.uk 01285 648255


BOOKING INFORMATION Barn Theatre Box Office For more information about our ticket offers and any other questions you might have related to the theatre please call us on 01285 648255. LINES OPEN 10.00AM – 5.30PM, MONDAY TO SATURDAY or email us on boxoffice@ barntheatre.org.uk Booking fees The Barn Theatre is an unsubsidised charity. To provide a full and comprehensive Box Office service we administer a £1.50 booking fee. This is applied per seat ticket as is customary throughout the theatre industry. We thank you for your support.

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Refunds & Exchanges Tickets are non-refundable. You may request an exchange up to 48 hours before the performance. Exchanges are subject to availability. We make a charge of £2.50 per ticket on all exchanges. We will exchange tickets for alternatives of the same / higher value, for a later performance of the same production. Should your new tickets be of higher value, you will be required to pay the additional cost. We will not issue a refund

HOW TO FIND US

if new tickets are of lower value than the original selection. Disabled customers We retain selected seats in rows A and B for wheelchair users. Please call us to arrange your booking.If you would like to discuss any other additional needs, please call us on the number above and we will do all we can to help. Concessions Available to children under 16, people over 65, students in full time education with a valid student card and members of the Uniformed Public Services. Group bookings For Group bookings please contact the Box Office on 01285 648255. Previews Please be aware that previews are performances that allow the cast to become settled in their part before the show is attended by theatre critics. On occasions this may include a stop in the show. Buying tickets on the door We do not advise booking on the door because we cannot guarantee the availability of tickets.

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The Barn Theatre is very easy to find. We’re just off the A429 at 5 Beeches Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1BN. There’s a car park immediately opposite the theatre. Buses from London stop across the road. By bus: The 51 bus stop is a five minute walk away from the theatre door. This bus links Swindon and Cheltenham and goes through Cirencester every hour. On foot: The Barn Theatre is just a few minutes walk from Cirencester town centre. By car: Close to the M4, Cirencester is accessed via the A419. Very easy access

from Tetbury, Cheltenham and Gloucester. Parking: There is a large car park directly opposite the theatre, and is free after 6pm.

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To and from London By bus: The National Express coach stops in Cirencester en route from Paddington to Gloucester and vice versa. This stop is directly opposite the theatre. Please check the National Express website for connections across the UK. By train: Kemble Station is just over an hour away from London Paddington. You can jump in a taxi at the station and be at our door within 10 minutes.

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KEEP IN TOUCH You can find out what’s going on at the Barn Theatre by joining our free mailing list. Visit our website and complete the form online, email boxoffice@barntheatre. org.uk or call our Box Office team on 01285 648255.

When processing your booking, our Box Office staff will ask your name, address, telephone number and email address. This information will be used to process your transaction and to keep you informed of any important details relating to your booking.

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How we contact you

By Post From time to time we will send information to you about season announcements, shows, events and offers, fundraising, and dining. If you do not wish to receive information by post, please inform the Box Office when booking your tickets. By email If you would like to receive information by email about our shows, events and offers, fundraising, and dining opportunities, please inform the Box Office when booking or select the relevant online option. To make sure that you are receiving information correctly please inform the Box Office as soon as possible of any changes to your details. Join us online For all the latest news videos and latest event information: www.barntheatre.org.uk

boxoffice@barntheatre.org.uk 01285 648255

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“The best theatre in the Cotswolds.� The Wilts and Glos Standard

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