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New musical to have debut in Northampton and Ipswich

Published: 21 March 2019

A romantic comedy filled with “heart-warming and hilarious songs from exciting young writers Jim Barne and Kit Buchan” is to play Northampton and Ipswich in November 2019.

Barne and Buchan’s The Season won the 2018 Stiles + Drew Mentorship Award which celebrates “the very best of emerging British songwriting talent”.

Barne and Buchan said, “we’re proud and happy that The Season will have its debut run at Royal and Derngate and New Wolsey theatres this autumn. Both theatres have been incredibly supportive and enthusiastic throughout the development process.

“We’ve spent the past six months workshopping The Season and we can’t wait to see the musical on such-well respected stages this November.”

George Stiles and Anthony Drewe added, “we’re both delighted that The Season, which was the winning musical in the third year of our mentorship award, has been selected for a full-scale production.

“Over the past nine months, we’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with Kit and Jim on honing their story, and it’s particularly gratifying when our belief in both the writers and their musical is endorsed by two of our great regional theatres.”

The cast and creative team will be announced later.

Steve Orme