THE Barn Theatre in Cirencester has announced a new production team.

Anthony Houghton and Natasha Prince have joined the theatre as producer and assistant producer respectively as part of the theatre’s strategic pivot towards commercial productions in their upcoming seasons.

Since launching in 2018, the Barn Theatre has produced more than 20 Built by Barn shows and has been awarded The Stage Awards’ Best Fringe Theatre of the Year Award 2019. 

The theatre is currently celebrating its fifth anniversary with a season including a reimagined revival production of the musical Once (running until August 12) and the world premieres of Jonathan Lynn’s I’m Sorry Prime Minister, I Can’t Quite Remember (September 22 - November 4) and Alan Pollock's festive adaptation of Treasure Island ( November 20 - January 6).

Producer Anthony has been involved in the theatre, television, and film industry for more than 30 years.

His career has included writing and directing some of the country's largest pantos for First Family Entertainment (ATG), including Cinderella at Bristol Hippodrome starring Torvill and Dean. 

Most recently, Anthony has been a producer for a global learning and development company producing large immersive events.

Anthony said: “I am absolutely delighted to have this opportunity to join Iwan at The Barn at this exciting time as he and the team take the theatre forward to new exciting heights."

Natasha, who joins as assistant producer, has produced more than 25 shows since 2021 including an acclaimed new adaptation of The Hobbit this summer. 

Currently based in Oxford, Natasha has worked across a variety of regional venues including the Oxford Playhouse, the New Vic Theatre, Pegasus Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe and was the assistant producer for Offbeat Festival 2022.

Natasha said: “I am thrilled to be joining the Barn at such an exciting time of growth. 

"The productions here - past, present and future - are really something special.”

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