Iwan Lewis has a deep passion for storytelling. It’s this passion that drives his ambition for The Barn Theatre to become a respected professional regional producing house. Born in Llandeilo in Wales, Iwan has made Cirencester his home and is committed to sharing innovative theatre in the South West. He is one of a new breed of directors reaching the next generation of theatre-lovers. Since training at The Guildford School of Acting, he has played a number of lead roles: Emmett in Legally Blonde in the national UK tour; Lemar in Godspell at the Union Theatre; Private Augenti in the award-winning Passion at The Donmar Warehouse, London; Bahorel in the academy award-winning Les Miserables feature film directed by Tom Hooper; and The Oarsman in Therese Raquin at The Park Theatre, London. Iwan enjoys sharing his skills as a voice lecturer and for the last couple of years has been the driving force behind the success of our Barn Academy.
‘Our emphasis will be on professional theatre, but it will have community provisions. Outreach and education are going to be a huge part of what we do here. There is nothing better to bring a community together.’