The Barn Theatre has announced Fringe at The Barn which brings together arguably four of the best acts from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and kicks off their second season with an eclectic mix of talent that is sure to entertain audiences young and old.
Fringe At The Barn starring Tom Brace: Brace Yourself, Tamar Broadbent: Best Life, Tom Neenan: It’s Always Infinity & The Spontaneous Players: Spontaneous Potter runs 12 September – 15 September 2018.
Tom Brace, who brings a jam-packed hour of laughs and magic that need to be seen to be believed. Expect the unexpected in a mind-boggling variety show which is suitable for all the family.
Tom Neenan – A stand up show of smart, sharp and assured work from a critically acclaimed character comedian, writer and performer who fuses slick presentation with an engaging story and plenty of solid laughs. Not to be missed.
Tamar Broadbent is a multitalented comedian singer and songwriter who was given a Five Star review in the Stage and described as “somewhere between Bridget Jones and Victoria Wood.” Ridiculously funny with a great singing voice her skillful repertoire will keep the audience captivated until the very end and crying for more.
Spontaneous Potter, an unofficial Potter spoof show, suitable for age group 14 years upwards, provides an entirely improvised Harry Potter play, based on a suggestion of a fan fiction title. With live musical accompaniment, it is sure to attract a large audience.
Closing the month, and continuing the Fringe theme, Stephen Macdonald’s Fringe First-winning play Not About Heroes tells the story about the unique friendship between celebrated World War One poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. This acclaimed show is on the first part of a world tour commemorating the centenary of both the meeting depicted in the play and of the Armistice.
October sees Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most celebrated Sherlock Holmes story The Hound of the Baskervilles, get a gloriously funny makeover with a talented cast of three actors playing multiple roles running 24 October – 24 November 2018.
November marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, and The Barn Theatre will play a central role in the organisation and production of A Cotswold War, a commemorative show that celebrates this poignant date and remembers those that sacrificed so much. Held on the evening of Armistice Day on the 11th of the month at 7.30pm, it will involve large numbers of people of all ages from the community, including professional performers and the Academy students in a spectacular and exciting event not to be missed.
Just So by Rudyard Kipling, whose other famous works include The Jungle Book, is a musical by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe written in 1984 based on Kipling’s Just So Stories. The production will be an actor muso version following the success of The Secret Garden which was also transformed into this style. A fantastic family friendly show, the Five of Rudyard Kipling’s tales are woven together into a wondrous tale of personal courage, individuality and friendship and has been described as a designer’s dream come true. Just So will run 5 December 2018 – 13 January 2019.