IF YOU haven’t visited Cirencester’s Barn Theatre, then you are in for a treat.

This unique fringe theatre based in the Cotswolds offers audiences a special theatre experience.

Opened only three years ago, the Barn has a slick West End standard contemporary feel, combined with a quirky artistic quality reminiscent of productions one would see at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Awarded The Stage Awards’ Best Fringe Theatre 2019, The Barn's mission is to be one of the leading producing house theatres in the country.

At the same time, they aim to keep the community ‘at the heart of everything they do’, by working with schools, care homes, charities and run community initiatives.

During the pandemic, the venue has invested in an air filtration system, creating a safe space in the auditorium where the air is continually refreshed.

The Barn’s latest production of Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield, offers audiences a magical experience of clever storytelling in the theatre’s intimate space.

This brand-new stage adaptation takes the audience on an emotional adventure through the life and times of David Copperfield.

The vaudeville style show includes laugh out loud comedy, satirical melodic songs written especially for the show, plus state of the art video projections.

It was a true pleasure to watch the story being told by Phillip Olagoke who plays David Copperfield and also actor musicians, Rosalind Ford and Reuben Greeph.

In true inventive Barn style, clothes are used as props and one of the highlights is when coins are used as an instrumental accompaniment to a song.

As the story unfolds, it takes the audience along on an uplifting experience of comedy, drama, music and song - the perfect recipe to welcome people back after being absent from the theatre for so long.

David Copperfield is at The Barn Theatre, Cirencester, until October 30.

See: barntheatre.org.uk/