Cotswold director comes home for latest show

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Nicolas Kent, best known for his hit London shows, All The President’s Men and  Another World, is returning to the Cotswolds to direct The Barn Theatre’s of A Russian Doll.

Nicholas lives in nearby Quenington so is able to drive to work for the first time. The one woman show will run in Cirencester from 18 May – 12 June 2021. 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.

Rachel Redford, best known for The Jungle and Gap Year, will star as Masha in the world premiere of Cat Goscovitch’s one woman play.

Rachel Redford’s previous credits include originating the role of Beth in Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson’s critically acclaimed play The Jungle, which she played in the original Young Vic production as well as subsequent productions in the West End, Off-Broadway and in San Francisco.

Director Nicolas Kent said of Redford’s casting, “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 also 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.

Tickets for the Barn Theatre run are now on sale at, with prices from £11.50.

Performance dates for the run at the Arcola Theatre to be announced in due course.