29 January – 09 march 2024

SHERLOCK HOLMES

AND THE WHITECHAPEL FIEND

By Toby Hulse & Ross Smith

A brand-new comedy adventure, in which Conan Doyle’s fictional Victorian London collides with the Whitechapel Murders. A hilarious mix of Basil Rathbone, What We Do In The Shadows and The Thirty-Nine Steps, combined with the style of Netflix True Crime documentaries and the technical wizardry of the Barn will create a thrilling, theatrical, laugh a minute spectacular, not to be missed.

Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Fiend follows the same comical narrative as previous Barn favourites, Murder For Two and Around the World in 80 Days and is the perfect show to kick off the new season.

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DETAILS

TICKETS

Starting from £11.00

RUNNING TIME

Approx. 2hrs 20mins, with a 20 min interval

SHOW INFO

Director: Adam Meggido

PROGRAMME

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Cast

LAURA ANDRESEN GUIMARÃES

as Narrator 2

WILL ARUNDELL

as Narrator 1

ROSS CARSWELL

as Bob

KAREN YOUNG

as Helena

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JOSEPH CHANCE

Joseph trained at LAMDA

Theatre includes: The Woman In Black (West End); Jeeves & Wooster (UK and Far East Tour); Pocket Comedy (Propeller Tour); A Midsummers Night’s Dream/The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night/The Taming of the Shrew (Propeller Tour); I Killed Rasputin (Edinburgh Festival); Moonlight and Magnolias and Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (Perth Theatre); A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (Glasgow Citizens), The School of Night (Soho Theatre), Terror 2010 (Southwark Playhouse), The Merchant of Venice (Lamb House), Mary Mother of Frankenstein (Theatre National Brussels/Saltzberg Festival), Peter and Vandy (Theatre 503), Cyrano de Bergerac (Chichester Festival Theatre), Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Stafford Castle), Cyrano de Bergerac (Manchester Royal Exchange), Tartuffe (Watermill/Tour), Macbeth (Leicester Haymarket), The Importance of Being Earnest (Bristol Old Vic), The Spanish Golden Age Season – Pedro, The Great Pretender, The Dog in The Manger (RSC/West End) and Tamar’s Revenge (RSC), Incarnate (Edinburgh), Snowbound (ETC Theatre).

Television includes: Call The Midwife, Wallander, Family Business and Bloody Britain.

HELEN FOSTER

Helen Foster is an actor, improviser and clown. She trained at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, and holds a BA in Theatre and Performance from the University of Plymouth.

Helen has worked extensively in devised and physical theatre, writing and collaborating on new pieces for the Edinburgh Fringe, Vaults Festival and the Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse.

Theatre Credits include Bumper Blyton (UK Tour), Silly Little Women (Camden Peoples Theatre), Bed Peace (Cockpit Theatre), The Gin Chronicles (Edinburgh Fringe, UK Tour), The God of Hell (N16), Walking Through Windows (Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse), and Upside Down Wrong Way Round (Unity Theatre).

PHILIP PELLEW

Philip is a founder member of the award winning physical theatre company, The David Glass Ensemble, and has also been with the Olivier Award winning ‘Showstopper! The Improvised Musical since it’s inception. He has performed around the world in everything from Burlesque to Opera to Circus to Street Theatre. He has worked at the National Theatre, The Barbican, The Royal Opera House, and throughout the West End and the UK. Philip has been a Panto Dame, done motion capture for numerous games, and jousted in a medieval tournament. He has worked for Zeffirelli, Ninagawa, Lindsay Kemp, and has spent 10 years with the ‘Lost Child Project’ working with Street kids around the world.

 

 

CHLOE TANNENBAUM

Training: LAMDA

Theatre includes:
Magic Goes Wrong (UK & Ireland Tour); Machinal (Orange Tree Theatre); Algorithm (The Arcola Theatre).

Television includes:
Silent Witness (BBC)

Film includes:
The Burglar (short)

 

Creatives

TOBY HULSE

CO – WRITER

Toby Hulse is a playwright and director who has made work for Bristol Old Vic; Polka; the egg; Oxford Playhouse; Shakespeare North; Theatr Clwyd; Watermill, Newbury; Derby Theatre; Leeds Playhouse; The Theatre, Chipping Norton; Lakeside Arts, Nottingham; Birmingham Old Rep; Southwark Playhouse; The Theatre Shop, Clevedon; The Point, Eastleigh; ALine Art; Bristol Old Vic Theatre School; and Goat and Monkey.


Toby is one quarter of Roustabout, a Bristol based theatre company that tours new work to theatres, schools, and community venues.  Roustabout’s recent productions include Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish, This Island’s Mine, and The Great Big Story Mix Up, an improvised storytelling show for children, in which he also performs.  Their new show Little Red Riding Could will be touring from August. 


Toby has twice won the Distinguished Play Award from the American Alliance for Theatre and Education, for his plays To Dream Again (2018) and Beowulf (2019).  


Toby is also a teacher of acting, improvisation and clowning at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and Bristol School of Acting. 

 

ROSS SMITH

CO – WRITER

Under the pen name David Hastings, Ross has written four plays, including The Wright Brothers (2011, produced by Oxford Playhouse) and One Small Step (2008-present, severalUK and international tours produced by Oxford Playhouse). In 2010, One Small Steptravelled to 22 countries, including China, India, Australia and America on an 11-monthworld tour.

 

As Richard Mathews, he has co-written four feature films, including Mumbo Jumbo (2002) starring Joss Ackland, Brian Blessed and Richard O’Brien, and Greyfriars Bobby (2005) starring Christopher Lee, Gina McKee and Ardal O’Hanlon. For 5 years he was a writer/researcher on 96 programmes for BBC Radio 2, including the one-hour documentary In The Cannes which he also presented. At Radio 2, Ross also conducted over 300 interviews with stars such as Dustin Hoffman, Keanu Reeves and Bruce Willis.

 

In 2023, Ross produced the London Live documentary, John Kent: Lambeth Boy Forever!, a sequel to Karl Reisz’s 1958 documentary We Are The Lambeth Boys. He is also author of thebook See You at the Premiere: Life at the Arse End of Showbiz which in December 2021 reached Number 1 on Amazon’s ‘Playwriting’ and ‘Screenwriting’ book charts.

 

Ross’ work on Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Fiend was originally developed with a grant from The Peggy Ramsay Foundation.

ADAM MEGGIDO

DIRECTOR

Adam is co-creator and director of the Olivier award-winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, the first improvised show to ever win a major theatre award, which has enjoyed three West End runs, a BBC Radio series, and has played all over the world. He is the director of three other Olivier-nominated shows – Magic Goes Wrong (West End and UK tour); Peter Pan Goes Wrong (West End, Broadway, UK tour, Mexico, Latvia, Italy, Canada, New Zealand, Australia), for which he was also nominated as Best Director for the Broadway run (Critics’ Desk and Outer Circle Awards); and consultant director on Mischief Movie Night (Arts Theatre, UK tour). Other directing credits include: Dark Meaning Mouse (Finborough Theatre); The End of the Sentence (Finborough Theatre); The Lie(King’s Head Theatre); Robin Hood (Creation Theatre); Chaos of Delight (Soho Theatre); Boris III(Edinburgh Pleasance – Scotsman’s Critics’ Choice); The London 50-Hour Improvathons (Wilton’s Music Hall, Hoxton Hall, Park Theatre); Burlesque (Jermyn Street Theatre). He curated and directed The Terror Seasons – the UK’s first annual Festival of Horror Theatre and Grand Guignol – in London 2004-2012, as well as The School of Night (National Theatre, Royal Court Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre); The Society of Strange; and Starship Improvise (Edinburgh Festival). Adam holds the world record for directing long-form improvisation – 55 hours in Toronto (2013), and is the author of Improv Beyond Rules: A Practical Guide to Narrative Improvisation, published by Nick Hern Books.

STEPHANIE LINDWALL

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Stephanie is the Technical Consultant for Peter Pan Goes Wrong, and has restaged the production in Italy, Mexico, and Latvia.

 

As Stage Manager: Peter Pan Goes Wrong AU and NZ National Tours, Hamlet National Tour (Bell Shakespeare), Julius Caesar, Chalkface, White Pearl, Playing Beatie Bow (Sydney Theatre Company), Crunch Time, Baby Doll, Murder on the Wireless, The Widow Unplugged, Shirley Valentine, Neville’s Island, The Rasputin Affair, Barefoot in the Park, Good People, Kenny (Ensemble Theatre), Mono, True Blue Revue, Senior Moments National Tours (Return Fire), Pride, Bondi Festival, Horses Mouth Festival, Empire, The Removalists (TRS), The Dapto Chaser, Hooting and Howling (Critical Stages Touring).

JASON DENVIR

DESIGNER

Current commissions: HIGH SOCIETY The Mill at Sonning; RENT, DROWSY CHAPERONE ArtsEd

 

Recent commissions: GYPSY (The UK Theatres “Best Musical Production”); TOP HATThe Mill at Sonning; WEST SIDE STORY, CHICAGO, EVITA, GREASE, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, HAIR Ljubljana Festival; CHORUS LINE, BEAUTIFUL GAME, THE WEDDING SINGER, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, SPRING AWAKENING ArtsEd; LEGALLY BLONDE MountviewAcademy; SERPENT’S TEETH Oxford School of Drama; OEDIPUS THE VISONARY, TARTUFFE The Bridewell; CURTAINS, CINDERELLA, BAKERS WIFE, TITANIC, BABE, THE LITTLE MERMAID, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, COLLETTE COLAGE Guildford School of Acting; A GUIDE FOR THE HOMESICK, WOLFBOY, THIRD FLOOR, WHO’S AFRAID OF VIGINIA WOOLF NEW BOY, LIFE COACH Trafalgar Studios; ASPECTS OF LOVE, GODS AND MONSTERS, MACK AND MABEL Southwark Playhouse; IMAGINARY, ORPHEUS THE MYTHICAL, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE The Other Palace; THE THREEPENNY OPERA, RAGE, DEPTFORD WIVES, DREAM PLAY, PERICLES, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, HANSEL & GRETEL, BLOOD WEDDING East 15; MY LITTLE PONY RAINBOW ROCKS Hasbro International Indonesia & Singapore; OUR HOUSEGreenwich Theatre; THE THREE LITTLE PIGS Palace Theatre, 2 UK tours, Australia, Hong Kong & Singapore; TOY BOY DIARES Hope Mill Theatre; BRASS Hackney Empire; THE SOUND OF MUSIC Malaysia; HONK! Royal and Derngate Theatres; TO KILL A CANARY Kenton Theatre, Henley; BEYOND THE DOOR Simane Theatre & Tokyo; KISSES ON A POSTCARD Queens Theatre, Barnstaple; MISTRESS OF THE INN, THE INNOCENTS, A SONG AT TWIGHLIGHT, ANNIE, OKLAHOMA!, CAROUSEL, CINDERELLA, MOTHER GOOSE Perth Theatre; HARDCORE, ALADDIN Pleasance TheatreTrust; BATTLEMENT, TOMBSTONE TAILS, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’SDREAM, MACBETH, OTHELLO, ANTIGONE, INSIDE OUT Royal Academy of Dramatic Art; OLIVER! Sadler’s Wells; WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND; INTO THE WOODS, GUYS AND DOLLS, THE THREEPENNY OPERA, TIN PAN ALI, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT National Youth Music Theatre.

 

Jason has lectured in scenography at Middlesex University, Edge Hill University, Kingston University, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Mountview Academy of Performing Arts, Lewisham College, City Literary Institute and Kingston Grammar School.

 

ALEX MUSGRAVE

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Alex designs lighting for theatre, opera and dance across the UK and Internationally. Notably Home at Chichester Festival Theatre and The White Factory at Marylebone Theatre, London.

 

Alex has been nominated for two Off West End Awards for Best Lighting Design for The White Factory at the Marylebone Theatre and You are Here at the Southwark Playhouse. Alex was also the 2019 Association of Lighting Production and Design Lumière 2019.

 

Recent design work includes:

 

Home (Chichester Festival Theatre), ), It’s a MotherF**king Pleasure (New York), Treasure Island (Barn Theatre, Cirencester), Kin – The Musical (Teatro Technis, London),  The White Factory (Marylebone Theatre, London), It’s a MotherF**king Pleasure (Oslo) Dance Nation, Serious Money and The Grain Store (Mountview), King Charles III and Let The Right One In (ArtsED), Private Lives (The Barn Theatre, Cirencester), It’s a MotherF**king Pleasure (Soho Theatre, London), The Clockmaker’s Daughter (New Theatre Royal Portsmouth), Chitty ChittyBang Bang (Kings Theatre, Portsmouth), The Cunning little Vixen (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire), Urinetown (Portsmouth New Theatre Royal), Cinderella (Kings Theatre, Portsmouth), Rapunzel (The Watermill Theatre), The Sleeping Sword (The Watermill Theatre), Tales of Acorn Wood (National Tour), The Chronicles of Atom and Luna (National Tour), Anyone Can Whistle; You Are Here and Romeo and Juliet (Southwark Playhouse)

 

AMANDA PREISTLY

SOUND DESIGNER

Amanda Priestley is a Composer and Sound Designer selected last year for BBC Sound First, which aims to identify the best sound design talent in the UK. BBC Commissions: a setting of Joelle Taylor’s Atlas for R3 poetry programme The Verb, Fingerprints and Lightbulbs for R4’s Short Cuts, and BBC Bitesize GCSE Biology podcast.

Recent theatre work includes The King Stone R&D (Nottingham Playhouse), Solitary Pathways (Leeds Playhouse), Things I Know To Be True, The Girl on the Train (Harborough Theatre), Rabbit Hole, The York Realist, The Innocents (Little Theatre, Leicester)

Upcoming 2024: The Trials by Dawn King (Nottingham Playhouse).

 

CHRISTOPHER REID

SOUND PROGRAMMER

Chris is an award winning Sound Designer. With over twenty years experience working on theatrical

productions in the West End, on Broadway and around the world.
Theatre Includes: Daddy Issues (Office Nomination). The Inheritance (Drama Desk Award Winner, Tony &

Olivier nominations).

As Associate Sound Designer: Stranger Things: The First Shadow, Death Note the Musical, 2:22 A Ghost Story, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Summer and Smoke, Mary Stuart, The Audience, King Charles III, Skylight – West End. Peaky Blinders: The Rise. The Jungle, Billy Elliot the Musical, Black Watch International.

Web: crsounddesign.com

29 Jan – 09 Mar

Sherlock Holmes 

and the

Whitechapel Fiend

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THE BARN THEATRE

5 Beeches Road 
Cirencester
Gloucestershire
GL7 1BN

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