The Barn Theatre is to stream its production of the musical Daddy Long Legs online.
An archive recording of their 2019 Built by Barn production will be released to watch over the Valentine’s Day and February half term weekends (12-14 and 19-21 February).
Daddy Long Legs is set in turn-of-the-century New England and tells the story of orphan Jerusha Abbott and her mysterious benefactor who agrees to send her to college, who she dubs ‘Daddy Long Legs’ after seeing his elongated shadow.
The show stars Ryan Bennett (Jersey Boys, The Importance of Being Earnest) as Jervis Pendleton and Rebecca Jayne-Davies (Half a Sixpence, Singing in the Rain) as Jerusha Abbott.
It originally ran at the Barn Theatre in Cirencester from 2 October – 2 November 2019 and marked the first time that a UK theatre had produced the Drama Desk award-winning musical.
With a score of stunning musical numbers, Daddy Long Legs is the tale of two lives colliding and unfolding through Jerusha’s letters addressing her Daddy Long Legs, working as an insight into her innermost thoughts of the world. Daddy Long Legs is an uplifting piece of theatre that questions identity whilst highlighting the importance of education, imagination and love.
The award-winning musical with music and lyrics by Paul Gordon and a book by John Caird, is based on the classic novel by Jean Webster that inspired the 1955 film starring Fred Astaire. The production is directed by Kirstie Davis, with set and costume design by Gregor Donnelly, musical direction by Charlie Ingles, lighting design by Sam Rowcliffe-Tanner, sound design by Harry Smith. The onstage band comprises of Alex Crawford, Rosalind Ford and Charlie Ingles.
The recording has been produced by post-production lead editor Ben Evans and post-production sound designer Harry Smith.
Tickets for the production at the Barn Theatre are now on sale internationally at £12 and can be purchased at barntheatre.org.uk/barn-at-home.
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