20 nov – 06 jan
Alan Pollock returns to the Barn for another Christmas special! Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story is brought to life in a festive twist of fun, foot tapping mayhem and sea shanties galore! The Barn’s Christmas extravaganza will be a rip-roaring thrilling feast of swaggering pirates, X marks the spot, a chattering parrot, mutiny on the high seas and pieces of eight “Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum style. The perfect Christmas treat for all the family. Pirates of the Caribbean meets Fishermen’s Friends.
as Long John Silver
Georgia Leila Stoller
as Mrs Hawkins / Jenn Gunn
Oliver Nazareth Aston
Olivia Rose Deane
as Billy / Squire
MUSICAL DIRECTOR and capt smollett
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Training: Bird College.
Theatre credits: Bud Frump in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (Southwark Playhouse, 2024 OFFIE Nominee); Dorian Gray in Dorian: A Rock Musical (The Other Palace, Original Cast); Ensemble/1st Cover Danny and Kenickie in Grease (UK Tour); Ensemble in Catfish The Musical (Turbine Theatre); Actor-Musician in The Prince and the Pauper (New Vic Theatre); Armand/1st Cover Daniel in Once On This Island (Southwark Playhouse).
Concert credits: Dancer for P!nk at the 2019 BRIT Awards (O2 Arena); Principal Trumpet in the New York International Music Festival (Carnegie Hall).
Workshop credits: Mr Knightly in Woodhouse; David Bowie in Bess: A Pop Musical; Josh in NulPoints!.
Film credits: The Interview (Mystery Pictures); All Those Things (AOD Productions).
Musical direction: Pop Forever (UK Tour).
Long John Silver
George is an actor, singer and musician originally from Leicester. He graduated from the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in 2022 and has since been consistently performing in theatres (and fields!) across the UK and Europe. Previous Credits include The Merry Wives of Windsor (Folksy Theatre) The Blues Brothers: On a Mission From God (Erasmus Theatre), Twelfth Night (Redgrave Shakespeare Festival), My Mate Dave Died (Crux of It Theatre), and Fantastic Fred (Hobgoblin Theatre).
He is excited to be making his Barn Theatre debut as one of literature’s most iconic pirates.
Georgia Leila Stoller
Mrs Hawkins / Jenn Gunn
Georgia is a South African born actress. She is a trained actor, singer, dancer and musician (guitar, alto saxophone and drums/percussion).
Training: Artsed MT Foundation & Mountview Academy Of Theatre Arts BA Hons in Actor Musicianship.
Credits while training: La Mélanie in The Three Lives of Lucie Cabrol, Cherry Blossom in Red Riding Hood: The Rock ‘n Roll Panto, Norma in Carrie: The Musical.
Professional Credits: Marie/Seranne and others in JULIE: The Musical (UK Tour 2023)
Georgia is delighted to be on board this thrilling adventure at the Barn Theatre this holiday season.
Oliver Nazareth Aston
Oliver Nazareth Aston graduated from Mountview in 2020. Recent theatre credits include: Now and Then (English Theatre Frankfurt), The Gunpowder Plot (Layered Reality), Romeo and Juliet (Storyhouse), Little Women (Storyhouse), Stig of the Dump (Storyhouse), Prince and the Pauper (Trinity Theatre) and Brief Encounter (Watermill Theatre).
Oliver is so delighted to be part of Treasure Island and is looking forward to discovering all the joys that Cirencester has to hold over this festive season.
Olivia Rose Deane
Olivia trained in Musical Theatre at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. An actor-musician and composer Olivia, is a BBC Introducing featured singer-songwriter, who can often be found gigging around the Midlands.
Credits include: Romeo & Juliet (Stafford Gatehouse, Tim Ford), Sweeney Todd (Derby Theatre, Daniel Buckroyd), The Dreaming (Lichfield Garrick, Tim Ford), Into the Woods (RCSSD, Adam Lenson)
Olivia is also a keen stunt performer, and can’t wait to spend Christmas performing sword-swinging adventures on the high seas!
Billy / Squire
Sam’s recent theatre credits include Murder For Two (Barn Theatre), Dromio of Syracuse in Comedy of Errors (Maltings Theatre), Lomov in Chekhov’s Sketches and Vaudevilles (White Bear Theatre), and Oh Yes I Am (King’s Head Theatre). Including multiple music videos for Passenger (Phase Films), Patient 13 (Radio – CTVC) and The Kings (Short Film). Sam is an accomplished pianist and musician and is delighted to return to the Barn Theatre in Treasure Island.
Musical Director and Captain Smollett
Reuben graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, and has since worked around the globe as an actor and musical director. He is delighted to be back at The Barn this Christmas!
Recent credits include, Cabaret (West End), David Copperfield (Barn Theatre), Six (West End), The 12 Tenors (International Tour), Little Miss Sunshine (Selladoor, UK Tour), Breaking The Band (ITV/Reelz USA), The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (UAE Tour), Snow White (Qdos), and Crooked House (Sony Pictures).
Bryan has been writing and directing theatre since completing his training at GSA in 2014.
His directing credits include: Beauty and the Beast (Wyvern Theatre); Elf The Musical (PPA); Alright Bitches (Above the Stag Theatre); Murder for Two (Barn Theatre); Merrily We Roll Along (Trinity Laban); Spider’s Web (PPA); Gay Generations (White Bear Theatre); Tommy On Top (Above The Stag Theatre); The Great Pause (Pluck Productions); Jack and the Blingstalk (Harold Pinter Theatre); Elegies for Angels, Punks & Raging Queens (Union Theatre); Teechers (New Wimbledon Theatre Studio); The Importance of Being Earnest (Barn Theatre & The Turbine Theatre); Tainted (The Vaults); Salad Days (Union Theatre, Bath Theatre Royal, & UK Tour); Twang!! The Musical (Union Theatre); Kray Kray (Theatre N16); The Tailor-Made Man (White Bear Theatre); Waiting Room (Upstairs at the Gatehouse); Cymbeline (The Space, London); The Fellowship (Hen and Chickens Theatre & Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Mill Studio); Wind in the Willows (Waterloo East Theatre); Dorothy (Waterloo East Theatre).
As Associate Director; Moby Dick The Musical (Union Theatre).
As Assistant Director; Judy! (The Arts Theatre); Rent (Pleasance Theatre); Casa Valentina (Southwark Playhouse).
Bryan has written several plays, all of which have been professionally produced around the UK: The Fellowship, Kray Kray, The Road to Oz and King Kong (ish).
Set & Costume Designer
Alfie trained in Theatre and Performance Design at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, graduating in 2016.
Recent credits as Designer include: The True Adventures of Marian and Robin Hood (Barn Theatre); Adrian Mole the Musical (Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch); Ellen and Rigby, Lost in Colomendy, Offered Up and Omnibus (Liverpool’s Royal Court); A Monster Call’s (Watermill Theatre); Guys and Dolls, Start (both at Mountview Academy); Nora: A Doll’s House and The Ballad of Maria Marten (Rose Bruford); Lord of the Flies (Greenwich Theatre); Unspoken Spoken (Candoco Dance Company). Alfie is also in the process of designing two new productions at Liverpool’s Royal Court opening later this year.
Recent credits as associate to designer Christopher Oram include: Turn of the Screw (Garsington Opera); Bitter Wheat (Garrick Theatre); Geisha (Northern Ballet); The Mirror and the Light (Gielgud Theatre); and The Wreckers (Houston Grand Opera). They are currently working on a design for The Artist and a new production for Garsington Opera both opening in 2024.
Alfie is delighted to have been asked back to design set and costumes for Private Lives after designing Barn Theatre’s recent Christmas production.
Examples of his work can be found at www.alfieheywood.com
Alex designs lighting for theatre, opera and dance and has lit productions of all sizes across the UK. Notably Home at Chichester Festival Theatre, and Anyone Can Whistle and You Are Here at the Southwark Playhouse, London. Alex has been nominated for an Offie Award for Best Lighting Design for You are Here at the Southwark Playhouse.
Design work includes: The Cunning little Vixen (Royal Birmingham Conservitoire); 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); Alice in Wonderland (Backstage Theatre, Mountview); The Chronicles of Atom and Luna (National Tour); Tasting Notes, Anyone Can Whistle, You Are Here and Romeo and Juliet (Southwark Playhouse); Oppenheimer (Mountview); 13 and Days of Significance (ArtsEd); Widows (GSA) Sweet Smell of Success and Bells are Ringing (GSA); Company (The Backstage Theatre, Mountview); Romeo and Juliet (Southwark Playhouse, London); Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells); Dick Whittington (Royal and Derngate, Northampton); Jack and The Beanstalk (Kings Theatre, Portsmouth); Home (Chichester Festival Theatre); Katzenmusik (ArtsED); Fear and Misery of The Third Reich (ArtsEd); The Light Burns Blue (Guildford School of Acting); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Guildford School of Acting); Marriage A La Mode (Chichester University); Fiddler On The Roof (Chichester University); Babe – The Sheep Pig (Guildford School of Acting); Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (Union Theatre); Jekyll and Hyde the Musical (Alexandra Theatre); Market Boy (Union Theatre); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tring Park School for Performing Arts); Veterans Day (Finborough Theatre, London),
Associate/Assistant credits: The Magic Goes Wrong (The Lowry, Salford); West Side Story (The Birmingham Hippodrome for David Howe); Oor Wullie (Dundee Rep for Katharine Williams); Two Ladies (The Bridge Theatre, London for Johanna Town); and The Mask of Orpheus (English National Opera) and Far Away (Donmar Warehouse for Peter Mumford).
Joe is a freelance sound designer, musician and composer and trained at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama.
Joe is regularly collaberating on projects across the UK and Europe with such companies as The Young Vic Theatre, Complicité and The Schaubühne, Berlin.
As sound designer: THE SEX ED MUSICAL (UK tour), RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE REMATCH (Dock X), FIVE SHORTS – (The Young Vic Theatre), CLIMATE CABERET (National Youth Theatre), DRIVE YOUR PLOW OVER THE BONES OF THE DEAD (R&D, Complicité), TOM FOOL (Orange Tree), SAD & THE DURATION (Omnibus Theatre), IVANOV (Schauspiel Stuttgart), CHASING BONO (Soho Theatre), BEAST ON THE MOON, WHITE GUY ON THE BUS (Finborough Theatre).
As Composer: A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Reading Rep) as well as the critically acclaimed virtual exhibition THE DOG AND THE SAILOR and May Day- (audio play) – part of the Fizzy Sherbet collection. Film composition credits include FOR THE MOMENT and OUR CHARLIE.
As associate Sound: BEST OF ENEMIES (Young Vic), NOT THE END OF THE WORLD (dir. Katie Mitchell, Schaubühne), MICHAEL KOHLHAAS (dir. Simon McBurney, Annabel Arden, Schaubühne), ALL ABOUT EVE (Ivo Van Hove, Noel Coward Theatre); HABIT OF ART (UK Tour); A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS (Hackney Empire).
Joe graduated in Theatre Sound from the Royal Central School of speech and Drama in 2018.
Composer / Orchestrator & Musical Arranger
Training: BRIT School & Surrey University
Musical Director credits; Choir Of Man (Arts Theatre, West End), Grease (Royal Caribbean), Noise Boys (NCL), Hairspray (Royal Caribbean), Cool Rider (Lyric/Duchess Theatre, West End), Ushers: the Front of House Musical (Charing Cross Theatre), Copacabana (UK Tour), Spelling Bee (UK Tour), Sleeping Beauty Stratford East).
Composer credits; Proud (Turbine Theatre – which currently in development) Signposts and Diversions (Off-Broadway), Chat! the Internet musical (Edinburgh Fringe), Bent (Landor/Tabard Theatre). Lee was a finalist in the Stiles and Drewe Best Song Prize and was also a finalist for the Stiles and Drewe Mentorship Award 2023.
Orchestrator credits; Cool Rider (Original Cast Recording and Live show), Moby Dick the Musical (Union Theatre), Chat! the Internet musical (Edinburgh Fringe) and West End Bares (London). Lee also regularly orchestrates for Proud Cabaret (West End).
As a vocal coach Lee has worked for the BBC and has taught at Londons top vocational Musical Theatre colleges. His private clients have gone on to shows such as; Matilda, Les Miserables, La Bamba and many more.
Mark is an emerging lyricist and book writer in the world of musical theatre, having written additional lyrics for Lady Chatterley’s Lover which played at the Shaftesbury Theatre, West End. He’s also had pieces performed in new writing events such as From Page To Stage and RE:Act (The Other Palace Theatre) and MTFest (The Turbine). For five years running, Mark wrote lyrics for West End Bares, an annual charity event for the MAD Theatre Trust.
Together with Lee and co-book writer Graham Lappin, Mark is currently developing a new show, Proud, about conversion therapy. The piece was shortlisted for the prestigious Stiles & Drewe mentorship prize earlier this year.
As well as writing lyrics, Mark is an actor appearing in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical at the Aldwych Theatre, London. His other acting credits include School of Rock; The Book of Mormon; Mary Poppins; Legally Blonde; and Disney’s Bedknobs and Broomsticks.
Alan Pollock’s 10 plays for stage include The Death Of Cool (Hampstead Theatre) , Pigplay (Traverse Theatre), One Night In November, Too Much Pressure, Godiva Rocks and Meet Me In The Ruins (all Belgrade Theatre). One Night In November is the most successful new play ever produced at the Belgrade, revived three times since 2008.
For TV Alan co-created BBC2’s Attachments (with David Walliams) and he has worked as a writer on a number of long-running drama serials. He was co-winner of the 2008 Writers’ Guild award for Continuing Drama.
Radio includes Philip And Sydney, Every Duchess In England and May There Always Be Sunshine (All BBC Radio 4).
Adaptations include A Christmas Carol (Barn Theatre 2019-2020) and Peter Pan (Barn Theatre 2020). His Brothers Grimm Present Cinderella was first seen at the Barn in 2021, and his large-scale music theatre adaptation of Silas Marner – The Allesley Silas – was featured at City of Culture in 2021 and revived at the Belgrade in July 2022. His True Adventures Of Marian And Robin Hood was seen at the Barn in 2022. Upcoming productions include a stage version of Michael Morpurgo’s Eagle In The Snow and a version of his children’s book The Bear Who Went To War, In 2024.