The Separately Ticketed Performances
FRIDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER – SUNDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER
There are a number of select, separately ticked performances and Workshops at the Great Barn Festival including a separately ticketed outdoor theatre performance on Friday 16th September.
These can only be purchased with a Gate Pass to access the Festival.
Please contact us directly for details of Group and multiple performance discounts.
Friday 16th September
The Gunpowder Plot
Friday 7.30pm until 10.30pm
Door open from 6.00pm
The Three Inch Fools hit the road with a bang. Cue an explosive evening of short fuses and tall tales, as five actors try to pull off the most infamous conspiracy in history.
The Gunpowder Plot comes to life in a brand new, calamitous production fit for all the family. Expect uproarious intrigue, endless costume changes, and many, many false moustaches in this highly flammable historical tale.
★★★★★ – “So entertaining…laugh-out-loud funny”
★★★★★ – “Great fun for the whole family…my kids are still talking about it!”
★★★★★ – “The ultimate British theatrical experience” – Hastings Independent Press
Bring your own blankets, cushions, and camping-chairs and join us on our outdoor adventure at this stunning venue. Come prepared for the weather – the performance will continue come rain come shine!
SATURDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER
Rattlebox Theatre – Beowulf
Saturday 17th September
11.00am, The Great Barn
Rattlebox Theatre presents part of the famous Anglo-Saxon epic ‘BEOWULF’ in this small but perfectly formed adaption! Engaging storytelling is combined with clever puppetry. The beautifully detailed puppets and props are mostly based on early Anglo – Saxon costume, art and artifacts.
The performance retains the spirit of the original story, whilst making it accessible to both adults and children alike (ages 7 years and up).
The performance is accompanied with evocative live music played on an impressive array of medieval and traditional instruments (including Harp, bombarde, border pipes, percussion and lyre )
“Dave Oliver, professional storyteller and puppet master, casts a spell over his audience.. a gripping retelling of Beowulf in painstakingly created miniature. Recommended for everyone – kids, adults, Beowulf experts and Beowulf ignorant”.
Shakespeare in a Suitcase – The Tempest
Saturday 17th September
1.00pm, The Great Barn
There is no better way to appreciate Shakespeare’s work than through a live performance.
Set on a mysterious island in the middle of nowhere, The Tempest is a fantastical tale of magic, a powerful sprite called Ariel, a strange wildman called Caliban, murder, romance, greed but above all its really funny!
Using mainly modern English, this interactive family show fully encourages audience participation and provides a great introduction to the inventiveness and humour of Shakespeare.
Suitable for all ages
SUNDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER
Sebastian Mueller and Lynette Stulting – Music for Violin and Piano
Sunday 18th September, 11.00am
The Great Barn
Following 2021’s highly regarded performance, Sebastian and Lynette return by popular demand with a performance of such calibre, joy and elegance as would grace any classical stage. The lofty heights of the barn, William Morris remarked on as cathedral like, will be host to a most magical event not to be missed. This year’s performance will include Beethoven’s Spring Sonata.
Sebastian Müellers extensive performance career has seen him feature as soloist with the major violin concerto (most recently Beethoven, Sibelius, Mozart, Paganini) repertoire in – and outside Europe. https://www.sebastianmueller.net
Lynette Stulting on piano has won several national competitions and appeared as soloist with the Johannesburg Symphony Orchestra, the Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, Cape Town Symphony orchestra, the Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Chamber Orchestra and several others.
Kindly supported by The Piano Gallery
Your ticket includes a Great Barn Festival Day Grounds Pass which gives you access to the Festival Grounds for the day of your performance where you can enjoy all the free activities and performances in the Grounds until 5pm
Sunday Evening @ The Barn
Sunday 18th September, 6.00pm onwards
Festival Grounds & The Great Barn
Sunday evening @ The Barn sees not just one, but three incredible bands to really help us close the Great Barn Festival in style. There will be plenty of additional entertainment, food and drink options to make a help make it an evening to remember from 6.00pm onwards.
Rocking our Tent by the Pond will be The Factory Lights who musically fuse a solid rock beat with the honest storytelling of urban ballads and Tim Friars & The Mercenaries, a well-renowned Celtic Rock Band, as popular for their powerful live set as for their fantastic recorded sound.
This will be followed by our Sunday Night Big Feature – The Old Time Sailors who will transform you and the Barn back to the 19th century. From bluegrass, to sea shanties, traditional Irish to lively drinking songs, join in the 17 strong musical crew and witness an astounding show unmatched in this music genre.
It promises to be an evening not to be forgotten.