About Barn Dance

By Mike Bartlett

A sparkling, touching new play from the multi-Olivier Award winning and BAFTA nominated writer of King Charles III, Press and Doctor Foster.

Echoing the themes of Lark Rise, Barn Dance traces the imagined history of an Oxfordshire barn and those that work and live there.

Across a century of history that begins with the conscription of farmhands to fight in World War II, and ends with installation of a kitchen with underfloor heating, Barn Dance is a celebration of Oxfordshire – all that it is, and all that has changed along the way.

Post-Show Talk: Farming for the future, 17th June

What does the future hold for farming in Oxfordshire? How are farming practices changing and can we regenerate our rural environment? Join expert speakers from FarmEd, Matthews

Cotswold Flour and Bruern Farms to discuss what’s next for the place we call home.
Open to all – no booking necessary.


This production involves professional creative team and performers mixed with amateur actors, singers and dancers from across our community.
Performed in immersive promenade, surrounding you with the action in a totally re-imagined Chippy Theatre auditorium.
Performed as a double bill with Lark Rise by Keith Dewhurst, from the book by Flora Thompson


Made possible by the generous support of our sponsors and the Chipping Norton Theatre Commissioning Circle

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