The production is set to start performances at the Barn Theatre from the 18th May.

It has been announced by the Barn Theatre in Cirencester and the Arcola Theatre in London have today announced that Rachel Redford (The JungleGap Year)will star as Masha in the world premiere of Cat Goscovitch’s new one woman play, A Russian Doll.

Directed by Nicolas Kent (All The President’s Men?Another World), A Russian Doll will play at the Barn Theatre from the 18th May – 12th June 202. Following the run in the Cotswolds, the production will open Arcola’s new outdoor space, Arcola Outside,in East London.

The play, which is based on a true story, follows twenty-something Masha as she becomes embroiled in the world of data and deceit as a member of Russia’s disinformation campaigns during the EU referendum.

Talking about the news of Rachel Redford’s casting, Director Nicholas Kent said: “It is a delight to be working with Rachel Redford she is extremely talented young actor who made a huge impression when I first saw her in the West End acclaimed play: The Jungle.”

The production will mark the Barn Theatre’s first live indoor performances since their run of Peter Pan was cut short on Christmas Eve due to the Cotswolds moving into Tier 3 prior to the third national lockdown.

It is set to include design by Liz da Costa, lighting by Sam Rowcliffe-Tanner, sound and composition by Harry Smith, AV design by Alex Tabrizi, Amy Ball as casting director and Katherine Heath as voice and accent coach.

A Russian Doll will play at the Barn Theatre from the 18th May until the 12th June.