Barn Theatre Club presents

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Directors’ Evening

26th May 2010 at 20:00:00 in the Clubroom & Bar

Hear all about next season’s shows from the directors themselves

And the shows are…

17—25 September: What the Butler Saw

by Joe Orton, directed by Eric Chorley. A surreal farce about a psychiatrist, his nymphomaniac wife, and an insane government inspector of lunatic asylums. A wild mélée of disappearances, disguises and discoveries. (4M, 2F)

8—16 October: The Hound of the Baskervilles

by Simon Williams, directed by Adam Dryer. A wonderful tongue-in-cheek send-up of the Sherlock Holmes mystery. (8M, 2F)

23—30 October: The Magic Flute

by W A Mozart. Co-production (five performances) with Jackwood Productions.

19—27 November: The Pillowman

by Martin McDonagh, directed by Danny Swanson. A viciously funny, seriously disturbing tale about a writer in a totalitarian state who is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a number of child-murders that are happening in his town. (5M, 2F)

18 December—2 January 2011: The Snow Queen

by Ron Nicol, directed by Maureen Davies. Adapted from the story by Hans Christian Andersen, this is the story of Gerda, a little girl who searches for her friend Kai when he is bewitched and imprisoned by the Snow Queen in her ice palace. Large mixed cast (13+). We aim for seven matinees, five evening performances.

21—29 January: And a Nightingale Sang

by C P Taylor, directed by Yvana Reeves. World War II as experienced by a working-class family in Newcastle, each scene being opened by a member of the family addressing the audience or singing a song of the period. The story of the family’s personal relationships, preoccupations, troubles and joys. (4M, 3F)

25 February—5 March: The Elephant Man

by Bernard Pomerance, directed by Laura Powell Eddy. The true story of John Merrick, treated first as a fairground freak because of his hideously, repulsively deformed body and later exploited more subtly by Victorian society. (5M, 3F)

25 March—2 April: A View from the Bridge

by Arthur Miller, directed by Jack Wood. Famous modern American classic, widely studied in schools. (12M, 3F)

29 April—7 May: Twelfth Night

by William Shakespeare, directed by Dick Breeze.

17—25 June: Private Fears in Public Places

by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Martin Jolly. This piece is unusually structured in 54 short scenes. The central theme of the play is that our lives are linked more closely than we realize and the actions of individuals will often create ripples which turn into waves (3M, 3F, 1 male voice)

Week beginning 27 June: A Senior Youth Group production

directed by Lynsey Seddon, title to be announced.

15—22 July: Return to the Forbidden Planet

A musical by Bob Carlton, directed by Chris Bruce. Inspired by the film Forbidden Planet, based in turn on The Tempest, this winner of the 1990 Olivier Award for Best Musical bursts with red-hot rock-and-roll hits, including “Great Balls of Fire”, “Good Vibrations”, “Teenager in Love”, “The Young Ones” and “The Monster Mash”. (11M, 5F)

Part of the Barn’s 2009-2010 Season.

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