Barn Season 2024

Presented by American Theatre Arts BA (Hons) in collaboration with Costume Production BA (Hons), Creative Lighting Control BA (Hons), Lighting Design BA (Hons) and Stage & Events Management BA (Hons).

 

Glockenspiel by Steven Dykes

Far from the war waging overseas, a small American town is rocked by the deaths of three soldiers. As we meet the relatives, we discover none of the dead were killed on active duty; the conspiracy behind each inglorious death preventing families from coming to terms with their loss.

‘Glockenspiel’ explores the lives of those left behind on the home front, celebrating the humour and spirit of ordinary people trapped in an extraordinary situation.

 

Wednesday 14 Feb – 7pm

Thursday 15 Feb – 7pm

Friday 16 Feb – 2pm & 7pm

Venue: Barn Theatre, Rose Bruford College, Burnt Oak Lane, Sidcup, DA15 9DF

Show Programme

Recommended Age 16+

Contains scenes of an explicit adult nature.


How to Defend Yourself by Liliana Padilla

Seven college students gather for a self-defense workshop after a sorority sister is assaulted on campus.

This sharp, honest and funny new play by writer, director, actor, and community builder Liliana Padilla explores the intersection of sex, community, and what it means to heal in a violent world. Padilla shows how learning self-defense becomes a channel for the students’ rage, anxiety, confusion, trauma, and desire. The play examines what one wants, how to ask for it, and the ways rape culture threatens one’s body and sense of belonging.

 

Thursday 22 Feb – 7pm

Friday 23 Feb – 2pm & 7pm

Saturday 24 Feb – 2pm

Venue: Barn Theatre, Rose Bruford College, Burnt Oak Lane, Sidcup, DA15 9DF

Show Programme

Recommended Age 16+

Contains explicit discussions about sex and sexual violence but does not depict either.


Child’s Play by Robert Marasco

A Catholic school in 1970s upstate New York is the setting for a mysterious, menacing account of a battle between two teachers for the hearts and minds of the teenagers in their care. A combination of psychological thriller and dance ritual, the play explores the power of faith, the fragility of innocence and the loss of both.

 

Wednesday 6 Mar – 7pm

Thursday 7 Mar – 7pm

Friday 8 Mar – 2pm & 7pm

Venue: Barn Theatre, Rose Bruford College, Burnt Oak Lane, Sidcup, DA15 9DF

 

Recommended Age 16+

Contains scenes of violence, self-harm and suicide ideation.


Secessionville by Steven Dykes

To avoid a violent civil war, a process known as ‘Long Division’ has divided the Nation into zones: Blue, Red, Neutral and Disputed.

Citizens have a short period of time known as ‘The Window’ to cross between zones, before borders are closed, lines drawn, and families separated.

Secessionville is an epic dystopian fantasy for an Election Year.

 

Thursday 14 March – 7pm

Friday 15 March – 2pm & 7pm

Saturday 16 March – 2pm

Venue: Barn Theatre, Rose Bruford College, Burnt Oak Lane, Sidcup, DA15 9DF

 

Recommended Age 16+

Contains scenes of violence and adult language.

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