Musical Daddy Long Legs and a stage adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s The Butterfly Lion will form part of the Barn Theatre’s 2019 season.
The Cirencester venue, which last week was named best fringe theatre at The Stage Awards 2019, will also produce new productions of Shakespeare’s Henry V and comic thriller The 39 Steps.
Artistic director Iwan Lewis said the theatre’s mission was to “produce challenging and inspiring professional theatre of the highest standards” and said the 2019 season reflected that commitment.
Daniel Buckroyd’s adaptation of The Butterfly Lion opens the season, in a version directed by Jessica Daniels, with Henry V running after.
The 39 Steps will run from July, with Daddy Long Legs, directed by Kirstie Davies, opening in October. It is written by John Caird, with music and lyrics by Paul Gordon.
A Christmas Carol completes the season, directed by Lewis. Charles Dickens’ novel is adapted by Alan Pollock.
The season at a glance:
Directed by Jessica Daniels
April 2 to May 4, with press night on April 4
May 22 to June 22, with press night May 24
July 10 to August 10, with press night on July 12
Directed by Kirstie Davies
October 2 to November 2, with press night on October 4
Directed by Iwan lewis
November 27 to January 4, with press night November 29