The theatre based in Cirencester, will stream the archive recording of its 2019 production of the musical.

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Paul Gordon’s musical is set to be streamed online on dates from the 12th to the 21st February the Barn Theatre has confirmed.

Directed by Kirstie Davis, the Built By Barn production 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 theatre from the 2nd October until the 2nd November 2019 and was the first time that a UK theatre had produced the Drama Desk Winning musical.

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.

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.

Based on the novel by Jean Webster that inspired the 1955 film starring Fred Astaire, the musical features  music and lyrics by Paul Gordon and a book by John Caird. This production includes 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: https://barntheatre.org.uk/