Les Misérables is a West End classic, played for over 30 years in London and made into an Oscar-winning film, and the Barn Academy will take on the challenge of staging this epic at the Griffin Theatre, Rendcomb from 14th – 18th August 2018.
Following this will be Disney’s Aladdin Jr., Based on the animated Disney film featuring some of your favourite Disney songs, including ‘A whole new world’. Aladdin Jr. will be playing at the Barn Theatre from 23rd – 25th August.
The Barn Academy has been running in Cirencester for 3 years, alongside the revamp and launch of Cirencester’s new professional theatre – The Barn Theatre and has had hundreds of students through its doors, producing full-scale productions and developing key performance and life skills since its launch. Many of the Barn Academy’s students have already gone on to professional training and work in the theatre industry.
“I can’t wait to see the results of the hard work the students have put in for Les Mis and Aladdin! I’m looking forward to expanding on the brilliant work Benn and Kelly have done to create a fun and energetic environment for young people to thrive and develop, whether they’re looking for a career in the industry, want to increase their confidence or learn new skills. The Barn Academy continues to bring all that theatre has to offer to our local community, and with the direct links to the Barn Theatre, it is a thrilling opportunity for all young people to get involved in. I’m so excited to be part of it.”
– Kimberley Moses, Director of the Barn Academy
LES MISÉRABLES SCHOOL EDITION
Where: Griffin Theatre, Rendcomb College, Cirencester, GL7 7HA
When: 14-18 Aug – 7:30PM, 18 Aug – 2:30PM
Synopsis: Les Misérables is the world’s longest-running musical – a true modern classic based on Victor Hugo’s novel and featuring one of the most memorable scores of all time. Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables School Edition packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world.
DISNEY’S ALADDIN JR
Where: Barn Theatre, Beeches Rd, Cirencester GL7 1BN
When: 23-24 Aug – 7PM, 25 Aug – 4PM
Synopsis: Disney’s Aladdin JR. is based on the 1992 Academy-Award®- winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show about the “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within. Aladdin and his three friends are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes.